More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
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Art Lessons from the Art Academy
My students need art experiences via art lessons.
Aloha from na keiki o Hawai'i. My preschool special education class provides early intervention services to qualifying special needs children.
I currently have 8 students, ages 3-5 years.
My school is located in a predominantly rural, low-income neighborhood with a considerable portion of the children of Hawaiian and/or Pacific Island ancestry. My creative kids need an outlet to express themselves.
My project is for 6 weeks of two hour art lessons geared for preschool aged children, which includes projects in painting, printmaking, drawing, clay, and mixed media. All supplies are included in class tuition. These classes are offered to the public, but my students wouldn't ever attend because of the expense, the commute, the schedule conflict with working parents, never knowing about it and a host of other reasons. It is because of all those reasons that I MUST make every effort to have my students have this opportunity. Imagine, Six Weeks of Real Art Lessons in a variety of media. Wow, what an experience for my students! Not only that, but the parents are invited to join their child in the lessons. Wow, what an experience for my parents!
I have fond memories of monthly trips to the Academy of Arts, aka Honolulu Museum of Art, with my mom and siblings as I was growing up.
My students haven't had that experience, in fact, I would guess, that their parents haven't either. With your help, we can make these art lessons available for my students--an experience that they would otherwise not get and experience that will remain with them for a lifetime.
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