At our core, we offer exceptional visual art curricula that provides outlets for young learners to develop and express their individuality while expanding their knowledge of the world and the diverse group of people they share it with.
Within our projects we offer resources to connect literacy and social studies content, often offer video tutorials, and connect to contemporary as well as classic artworks. We maintain a list of diverse artists to be talked about and integrated into subject areas, and a blog discussing different pedagogical strategies. Finally, we work directly with schools, districts, and other curriculum providers to build, expand, and improve their art options.
We support Art teachers as they present their students with an intentionally diverse and intellectually rich visual art curriculum that is deeply integrated with opportunities to connect with and build on topics and conversations happening in other subject areas.
We support classroom teachers as they integrate art into their classrooms, encouraging the development of creative thought in all subject areas, and gaining the ability to visually see and connect with the learning being done.
We embrace a choice based philosophy– no follow-the-teacher prompts.
Our curricular philosophy embraces unique and individual art projects rather than step-by-step tutorials. Too much art education revolves around projects that focus on product and not on process, erasing student individuality. Our content is designed to allow students to tell their own stories and to create highly individual art projects.
We design through a holistic approach that deeply integrates art with other subject areas and builds skills inside AND outside the art room.
We deepen engagement and build knowledge around classroom subjects by aligning our content with commonly used themes and subjects. We do this to support art teachers in aligning their content to the core content taught at their school, as well as classroom teachers who are bringing art to students in their contained classroom. Opportunities for critical thinking, group discussion, and student presentations are built into every lesson.