Art Feeds Carthage was founded in January of 2015 and is now reaching children consistently in the Carthage, MO community!

2,000 children reached in the Carthage community

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Current Carthage Schools

Bring Art Feeds To Your School
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    Fort Riley Friday

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    Fort Riley Mon

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    Jones Elementary Springdale

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    RE Baker Fri PM

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    RE Baker Tues PM

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    RE Baker Mon PM

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    RE Baker Friday

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    RE Baker Thursday

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    RE Baker 3

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    RE Baker Tuesday

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    RE Baker Mon

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    Art Feeds Partnership Tester

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    John Tyson

  • 510 Artists
    Steadley is the largest elementary school in the Carthage district. This is our first year at Steadley– where the students will work together to create an Art Feeds mural for their school.

    Steadley Elementary

  • 80 Artists
    St. Ann’s Catholic School strives to prepare their students to be the strongest future leaders of their Church and the world. The students collaborated to create a student-designed mural for the school entrance about dreams and perseverance.

    St. Ann's Catholic School

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    Juvenile Center

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    Jones- CWE

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    Parson Hills- CWE

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    Grace Hill CWE

  • 130 Artists
    These joyful little artists started their experience with Art Feeds Carthage by designing a mural to be displayed in their school.

    Pleasant Valley

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    Leffen Teens

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    Soaring Heights Thursday

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    Fairview's philosophy is that every student deserves the opportunity to learn in a safe, focused environment. The first student-designed mural in Carthage is on display in Fairview's cafeteria.

    Fairview Elementary

  • 320 Artists
    Mark Twain Elementary is filled with life long learners and artists who grow their creativity, grit, self-directed learning and enthusiasm in Art Feeds programs.

    Mark Twain

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    Central Elementary

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    Master painters and budding sculptors are in these classrooms, making messes and growing creatively.

    St. Mary's Preschool- Friday

  • 440 Artists
    Columbian is a multi-cultural school filled with energy and ideas. They add diversity to their community, which shows up in the Art Feeds classroom as they get creative together!

    Columbian Elementary

  • 30 Artists
    Whether it's building new buildings or drawing their dreams, these little artists are wonderful makers with avid imaginations.

    St. Mary's Preschool

  • 100 Artists
    Talk about lively classrooms, Joplin Early Childhood is the home to some of our youngest and most vibrant little artists.

    Joplin Early Childhood

  • 250 Artists
    These artists are full of great ideas and are eager to learn how to bring them to fruition. Kelsey Norman is a wonderful learning community and we couldn't be more grateful to be a part of it.

    Kelsey Norman

  • 300 Artists
    Stapleton students are masters of story telling, idea brainstorming and mural designing. They'll even have a mural in their school this Spring 2015!


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    Programs launched at Royal Heights with our new Mural Curriculum in Fall 2014- We can't wait to implement this mural in their school during Spring 2015!

    Royal Heights

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    Three Saturday mornings out of each month, we visit students at Children’s Haven. We have a different group every week, but those sleepy Saturday mornings are some of the sweetest hours of the week.

    Children's Haven

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    Once a week, we work with students at Turnaround Ranch, a treatment center for youth. These students love to share their artwork, tell their best jokes & get crafty.

    Turnaround Ranch

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    At the Leffen Center, we work with children with autism spectrum disorders to express creatively & emotionally. Always full of energy & ready for action in these classrooms.

    Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism

  • 100 Artists
    Full of vibrant 3, 4 & 5 year olds, St. Paul’s Preschool hosts some of our sweetest moments (and slammin’ dance parties.)

    St. Paul's Awesome Adventure Preschool

  • 600 Artists
    Cecil Floyd students love color. You can tell by the drawings they chose to don the walls in a wrap-around mural Art Feeds implemented that adorns their walls. We spend each week doing all forms of art with these students.

    Cecil Floyd Elementary

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    Students at Columbia Elementary are bursts of energy. Every week we meet in the cafeteria for Art Feeds class which results in some of the most innovative, creative ideas and hilarious stories.


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    Talk about art-loving-students! St. Mary’s artists love to get messy & creative, but also host great conversations and ask meaningful questions. You should see them boogie.

    St. Mary's

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    Formerly known as “Duenweg/Duquesne Elementary”, Soaring Heights holds Art Feeds classes in their gym each week. That means BIG artwork has been possible, which matches up well with these students’ big dreams.

    Soaring Heights

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    Biggest smiles beaming from West Central. Students here LOVE sharing their artwork, which happens to be our favorite part of class as well. Artist savants, they are.

    West Central

  • 300 Artists
    New to Art Feeds programs, Eastmoreland students are excited to integrate extra movement, messes & mega-fun into their weeks. We’re happy to be along for the ride to feed their creativity.


  • 285 Artists
    These little ones “get” storytelling. With an Art Feeds mural donning their outdoor learning center, this school culture appreciates creativity & cultivates it.


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    Irving Elementary is one of the schools that has had Art Feeds programs the longest- starting Fall of 2011. They have explored mediums inside and out. These students “get” expression & better yet, kindness.

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  • 275 Artists
    Massive creativity & emotional expression flows from this school. The students “get” Art Feeds and sometimes even try to give bags full of change to our educators to "pay for more students to have Art Feeds". Highkicks for generous children!

    Irving K-2

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    Alternative School located at Roi S. Woods Campus in Joplin. We spend one hour creating with these little ones weekly. They have a wonderful attention to detail in their projects, and thrive on the masterpieces that take some time.


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    McKinley is new to Art Feeds roster in Fall 2013 and is buzzing with creativity and imagination. On day one of class we imagined "Art World" where they said blades of grass were made of paint brushes.


Lead Educator

Paid staff member who leads the lesson and drives creativity.

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Trained volunteers building relationships with students

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  • Heather Collier
    I love giving kids the "there are no wrong answers license" and then seeing & hearing what comes out of their smart brains, amazing imaginations, and oversized hearts.
    Sugar Rush: She's a chips and salsa gal.
  • Debbie Metcalf
    It has been a pleasure to be able to be part of Art Feeds Carthage and to experience, first hand, the students excitement as they create their own masterpieces! To see the confidence and pride they show in their work is most rewarding.
    Sugar Rush: Watermelon Jolly Ranchers
  • Wilbur Terry
    Up to this point, it's been an amazing experience. I look forward to having a positive impact on kids in the Carthage community.
    Sugar Rush: Chewy Sweettarts
  • Teri Crusa
    I love that I get to be a part of the excitement that children have on "Art Feeds day". I enjoy watching them grow through art and show so much pride in what they have accomplished!
    Sugar Rush: Kit Kat Candy Bars

Lead Educator

paid Art Feeds staff member that leads the lesson and drives creativity

Learn More Here


trained volunteer that builds relationships with students and facilitates expression

Learn More Here
  • Leah Willcoxon
    Being an AF educator keeps me inspired and energized! Where else could I witness such joy as little ones tap into their creativity?!
    Sugar Rush: Reese’s PB Cups
  • Michelle Cooper
    4 hours of my time Tuesday might have made an impact for those kids, but I guarantee it left a huge impact on my heart. Bring on the cuteness!
    Sugar Rush: Twizzlers
  • Casey Starnes
    Watching the kids get excited and enjoy doing every project- I can't help to tear up at times as the kids explain the reason behind their art. I teach to help the kids but I didn't realize how much they would help me!
    Sugar Rush: Reese’s PB Cups
  • Olivia Massey
    Serving as an Art Feeds educator is enchanting. These kiddos make my day with their creativity, imagination, & great knock-knock jokes!
    Sugar Rush: Sixlets