Lorria Grant-Eubanks

Lorria Grant-Eubanks

Visual Arts
Central Region
North Little Rock, Arkansas
501-744-3684 501-205-4461
[email protected]


Lorria believes in a hands on approach when teaching art. Lorria's curriculum and lesson plan incorporates literacy, writing and emphasizes responsible thinking that encompasses skill building tools. In Lorrias visual art classes she offers art skills that may not be offered in a regular classroom setting. During Lorrias residency she offers paper pulp sculpting, fused glass making, printmaking, painting, drawing, mask making and pottery. Lorrias workshops are for those who want to experience new and innovative art while learning the fundamental principles, techniques and designs of art. It is not necessary for one to have any experience, all who attend will enhance any untapped skills. Lorrias residency offers a 1 to 10 session that can be 1 to 2 and a half hours.

Lorrias recent residency: Learning Through the Arts Summer workshop- June 3-27, 2013

I recently was a part of a collaborated arts summer program at Hot Springs Middle School where I taught visual arts to 5th -7th graders. Students were taught principles and elements of art while giving them everyday skills to recycle materials that could be made into art. The curriculum that I designed was incorporated with literacy and culture in each lesson plan. Students took one of their finalized paper pulp puppets and incorporated them onto the stage where a play was designed around the puppet characters.

Students learned team building techniques, responsible thinking and art safety while having fun. Each student left with having five complete art projects from this summer art workshop.

Background

Lorria earned a B.S. of Speech Pathology and Audiology and a Minor in Studio art from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2004. In 2003 – 2010 Lorria developed and taught, "Learning the Bible through Art" for ages k-13 , at New Beginnings Church of Little Rock and He-Ekklesia of North Little Rock. In 2012 she developed and taught a Summer art camp for children k- 7, where she collaborated with the North Little Rock Community center; teaching as "A Different Stroke of Art ©", at 3 separate locations for their inner city art camp. Lorria worked in an after school literacy program from 2008-2010 for, "The North Little Rock Learning Center", where she taught art to inner city students after school. From August 2012- current 2013 Lorria has worked with the Little Rock School district teaching art in the school system.

Lorria is enrolled In the University of Arkansas at Little Rocks Masters of Education Program for Secondary School with an emphasis on art. Lorria has earned many recognitions, academically and in the field of art. Lorrias art was recently selected by the St. George's Independent School Art Show which will take place November 7-9, 2013.

Lorria's art has been displayed in the local newspaper, sold at local galleries and stores, such as: Oak Lawn Race Tracks of Hot Springs, Legacy Fine Arts Gallery of Hot Springs Ark. the Peabody Hotel of Little Rock, Memphis Tennessee, The Mosaic Temple and The Arkansas Arts and Science Gallery. Lorria was recognized and honored in 2003 with an Arkansas Tribute to Artist award from Philander Smith College. Lorria continues teaching workshops where she creates silk scarf paintings, fused glass jewelry, printmaking, oil, acrylic, paper art and mixed media paintings.

AIE Program

Preferred Age Level: all ages including autistic and special needs students
Geographic Availability: statewide
Time Availability: open with two week's notice
Special Needs: Electricity, adequate lighting, sink with water, tables chairs, 4 to a table, kiln for projects fired.