RVArts Cultural Passport is an experiential learning course that I jointly created with Jill B. Ware from the VCUarts Depot. It explores the diversity of visual and performing arts in the Richmond area. Part art appreciation, part community engagement, students attend twelve art events though the course of the semester and generate a dynamic online events calendar of top cultural events on and off campus for the current and following semesters.
This hybrid online/offline seminar meets in person at the VCUarts Depot Building for special topic specific lectures including introductions to visual arts, dance, theatre and music. RVArts partners with the VCU ALT Lab to create web video series documenting all of our guests in conversation. Students also attend event together leveraging social media to check in and cross promote selected events and lectures. This seminar introduces incoming students to the wealth of cultural events occurring both on and off campus and in turn transforms student participants into ambassadors for all things Art at VCU and in the greater Richmond area. More information available at: http://rvarts.org