The Community Arts Enrichment Program is an activity-based class inspired by Roosevelt’s “New Deal” Mission to create jobs. The program allows students, in a team-working environment, to be directly engaged in creating works of art that represent their surrounding community and the culture of their school. Students learn and apply their understanding of the principles and elements in art, improve their technical skills in drawing and painting, and acquire knowledge about the history of 20th Century American Art.
The Community Arts Enrichment Program can be designed for the middle and upper school levels, it is suited to all skill levels, and is guided by the MA Curriculum Frameworks, DESE Key Understandings, Assessments/Evidence. The program also provides students the opportunity to acquire teaching experience, improve social skills outside of the school, and if they so choose, add to their college resume. The finished art works are 36" x 50" on heavy paper. At the end of the course, students have the opportunity to display the work in their community or at their school, invite the public, and sell smaller high quality copies of the originals as postcards. Schools can also keep the originals and display them in their learning centers, offices, or library. The "Community Arts Enrichment Program" has received excellent feedback from students, parents, and administrators. (References are available).
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