Art With a Heart
Our vision is that all children, regardless of background, have the opportunity to improve their quality of life through artistic expression.
Art With a Heart’s mission is to provide hands-on visual arts experiences that educate and inspire children. Our programs uniquely reinforce academics
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Creative Classroom Connections
Creative Classroom Connections draws upon the research supporting the importance of exploratory experiences in the arts during the early childhood years. Program goals, center activity designs, the implementation model, and assessments are reflective of this research as well as research-based practices regarding teaching and learning in early childhood, professional learning, and... View more
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Winter/Spring Session runs January – April. Fall Session runs September – December.
Preschool classes are 1 hour long and kindergarten and first grade are 1.5 hours. Both run for 10 week sessions with schools doing one session their first year and two sessions in subsequent years. Schedules are arranged with the schools based on availability of staff and classroom requirements.
Helpful to have sinks available or nearby.
All sessions are run in the school classrooms.
Program pricing depends on the number of classrooms and number of sessions. Art With a Heart partners with schools to help ameliorate the cost of funding the program.
Standard 1 - Number sense
Standard 3 - Geometry
RF.3 – Phonological Awareness: Demonstrate understanding and apply knowledge of spoken words, syllables, and sounds
W.1 – Learning Outcome for Writing: Write effectively for a variety of tasks, purposes, and audiences
W.3 – Writing Genres: Develop writing skills by writing for different purposes and to specific audiences or people.
SL.1 – Learning Outcome for Speaking and Listening: Develop and apply effective communication skills through speaking and active listening
SL.4 – Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas: Develop and apply speaking skills to communicate ideas effectively in a variety of situations
Anchor Standard 1 – Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work: Creativity and innovative thinking are essential life skills that can be developed.
Anchor Standard 1 – Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work: Artists and designers shape artistic investigations, following or breaking with traditions in pursuit of creative artmaking goals.
Anchor Standard 2 – Organize and develop artistic ideas and work: Artists and designers experiment with forms, structures, materials, concepts, media, and art-making approaches
Anchor Standard 2 – Organize and develop artistic ideas and work: Artists and designers balance experimentation and safety, freedom and responsibility while developing and creating artworks.
Anchor Standard 2 – Organize and develop artistic ideas and work: People create and interact with objects, places, and design that define, shape, enhance, and empower their lives.
Anchor Standard 4 – Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation: Artists and other presenters consider various techniques, methods, venues, and criteria when analyzing, selecting, and curating objects artifacts, and artworks for preservation and presentation.
Anchor Standard 7 – Perceive and analyze artistic work: Individual aesthetic and empathetic awareness developed through engagement with art can lead to understanding and appreciation of self, others, the natural world, and constructed environments.
Anchor Standard 7 – Perceive and analyze artistic work: Visual imagery influences understanding of and responses to the world.
Anchor Standard 8 – Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work: People gain insights into meanings of artworks by engaging in the process of art criticism.
Anchor Standard 11 – Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding: People develop ideas and understandings of society, culture, and history through their interactions with and analysis of art.