GENERAL ARTIST INFORMATION
Name: Mike Hazard
My nickname in the schools is Media Mike. I love to use cameras and computers to see things. A recent Bush Fellow, I am artist in residence at The Center for International Education. Six of my films have enjoyed national release on PBS.
I love to help people learn to make video and photographs and write stories the way I learned - hands-on, learning by making. Flexibility is my middle name. As a member of the Association for Teaching Artists, my teaching philosophy is all about life-long learning. www.teachingartists.com/whoweareMike.htm.
SAMPLE RESIDENCY INFORMATION
Residency Title: I offer three basic residency experiences: Seeing with Video, Seeing with Cameras, and Picture Stories.
Grade Level: Preschool - high school, lessons are adapted for age-appropriate levels
Number of Sessions: From one to many; the average is the usual five day residency with about 20 class sessions in the course of the week.
By learning how pictures and videos are made, students learn two things: how to creatively express themselves, and how to decode mass media. The first grows self-esteem and awareness; the second is a survival skill in our electronic culture. Cameras and computers can be creatively used with any particular educational area.
All our work is hands on. We learn by making. We use video or still cameras to make images and we use computers to write and edit the work. Each residency adapts to the technology and gear available at each school; the artist provides additional equipment as needed. The photo residency uses all types of cameras, from cell phones to iPads.
All residencies are led by yours truly, Media Mike Hazard.
1600 East Century Avenue, Suite 6
Bismarck, ND 58503-0649
(701) 328-7595 (Fax)
Hours of business are:
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on National Holidays