Unleash Your Child’s Creativity!
Art in the Park After School Art Lessons at Ellarslie
Wednesday afternoons from 4:15-5:15 pm
Eight-week session for children ages 6 – 10 starts March 11, 2015.
Families who want their children to have an edge to succeed in school and in life, know that arts education is essential. Studies have found that education in the arts is closely linked to greater academic achievement, social and civic engagement, and even job success later in life.
In an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Iyengar and Hudson assert:
The Partnership for 21st-Century Skills, a coalition of business and education leaders and policy makers, found, for example, that education in dance, theater, music, and the visual arts helps instill the curiosity, creativity, imagination, and capacity for evaluation that are perceived as vital to a productive U.S. work force. And the Conference Board, an international business-research organization, polled employers and school superintendents, finding that creative problem-solving and communications are deemed important by both groups for an innovative work force. Additionally, IBM, in a 2010 report based on face-to-face interviews with more than 1,500 CEOs worldwide, concluded that “creativity trumps other leadership characteristics” in an era of relentless complexity and disruptive change.
As part of their lessons children will explore and learn about the visual arts from viewing and discussing the museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. They will create their own art with inspiration and guidance from their teacher. Small class size allows each student to receive individual attention. This program will help children gain a basic understanding of art and will encourage experimentation with different creative techniques.
Classes will be taught by James Bongartz a certified teacher with over twenty years of experience in inspiring children to create art.
Registration limited to 12 students.
All materials and snacks are included in the registration fee.
Or call 609-989-1191 or 609-989-3632
Sponsored by the members and friends of the Trenton Museum Society.