Art IS Education Month 2013
The goal of this years' 2013 theme, "Every Child is Creative: Together We Create Our World" is to inspire and share student visions of how the arts help us make positive change for ourselves, our communities and our world.
The theme is deliberately broad so that communities across the county can choose to explore their own creative way to encourage youth empowerment through art. Theme-based projects can create ways for students to investigate their role in the world, envision positive change, create solutions and make their voice heard through the arts.
Families, schools, libraries, and community organizations are encouraged to use Art IS Education projects to explore and celebrate the 2013 theme “Every Child is Creative: Together We Create Our World.”
Two sample project plans are available:
The Mandala Globe Project created by the Pacific Boychoir Academy is an arts lesson plan integrated music and visual arts. This project creates an opportunity for students to experience music from around the globe and create drawings inspired by the music. Brought together by continent, the drawings create a representation of the world as experienced through music.
The Mandala Quilt Project created by the Alameda County Arts Commission is a visual arts project that uses basic traditional kirigami paper techniques for cutting and folding paper to create colorful quilt squares. Each quilt square expresses an individual positive trait we each bring to our lives and our community. Assembled together as a quilt, the squares create a collective image of our multi-faceted community.
What makes an Art IS Education event?
Events include presentations of visual and performing arts created by K-12 students with a public gathering at a school or community site. These events create a vehicle for students to share with their community what they are learning in and through the visual and performing arts.
Visit the Creative Impact calendar to post your events and to find out what is happening around the county!
Art IS Education 2013 partners include: Alliance for Arts Learning Leadership, Alameda County Office of Education, Alameda County Arts Commission, Alameda County Library, Alameda County Sustainability, Alameda County Healthy Care Services Agency, Alameda County Probation, New Beginnings and 100 Families Alameda County