Family Our Link to the Past and Our Bridge to the Future ---Alex Haley
Introducing Splash and Color Workshops. An exciting series of workshops for children and their adults. Each series is designed to bring families closer together while having fun exploring the arts.
Art in Life Series: Art Deco and Lighthouses.
These workshops engage children in an exciting exploration of art and social studies. In the workshops, children will learn about civic responsibility, the role of government and how to impact their neighborhoods and the world around them. Children will complete an art project.
Art Through the Ages Series: Ancient, Ethnic and Modern Art. Children will develop key habits of mind that include "creativity, critical thinking, the ability to pose and solve problems, self discipline and self confidence." Classes will teach an appreciation and understanding of art in culture with exciting demonstrations and unique hands on activities. Children will create art and explore diverse art forms.
Title: Barbara Capitman and the Wrecking Ball
This workshop, gives students an understanding of the Art Deco movement in Miami Beach, how it developed and how one person can make a difference. Children will identify ways to work together to influence government and help solve community problems. They will demonstrate the characteristics of being a good citizen. Children will learn that conflict can be resolved in ways that are consistent with being a good citizen. The workshop culminates with an Art project and a take home assignment to promote family interactions.
Title: The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge by Hildegarde H. Swift and Lynd Ward
The cost for the Art Deco and the Lighthouse Workshop is $65 per child and $5 per adult. Adults must accompany a child. Workshops need a minimum of 5 children. Fee includes instruction and art supplies for children.
Art Through the Ages
According to research information from the Association for the Advancement of Arts Education, the arts are effective in keeping kids in school, in reaching students at-risk and students with distinctive learning styles, and in helping to develop a more disciplined educational environment in which students' energy are directed at learning and creating.