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Art Feeds projects completed by children at Carthage community events
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children reached consistently through Art Feeds programming
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We reach additional children through community events and workshops
Art Feeds Carthage partners with schools to create a schedule with the staff that best fits their needs. Art Feeds class time does not “take away” from class time, but rather uses creativity, expression and arts integration to enhance the learning environment with students. Art Feeds curriculum addresses areas of common core for classroom tie ins.
This means that in any school we partner with, Art Feeds Carthage reaches every single student in the school. Each school has a designated day of the week for class. Class occurs that one day a week for a 4-12 week programming period. A team of educators teaches curriculum classroom by classroom in that day in 30 minute sessions- thus reaching every student so NO student is barred from the programming due to lack of funds or transportation. It is a shared experience and a great equalizer among students.
Absolutely not. We partner with art and music teachers throughout the course of our curriculum. In art class, students are learning the valuable skills of color, line and design. Art Feeds class focuses on consistent expression for mental and emotional wellness and creative education to build problem solving skills, grit and independent learning in the lives of students.
No, we do not use Art Therapy, but rather therapeutic art. Our curriculum is created by a certified teacher, and consulted on by a certified and licensed art therapist as well as a child trauma specialist. The curriculum has been vetted in the classroom and is constantly improved semester to semester by Art Feeds National. Educators are volunteers that are trained on the Art Feeds method and by a child trauma specialist before entering the classroom.
Educators come from all walks of life and are community members looking to invest in the little artists of their own community. Educators are required to have 500+ hours of child care experience and/or 30+ college credit hours. Educators are interviewed, background checked and drug tested before entering the classroom.