This tuition-free program consists of a one-hour visual art workshop led by our teaching artist(s) once a week for 6 weeks. Our pedagogy is to implement an interdisciplinary creative teaching philosophy rooted in the Reggio Emilia approach, inquiry-based studio practice and social/emotional wellness.
The Reggio Emilia approach is defined as a philosophy that values children as central to their own learning, able to pursue their own interests, and that they revisit and build upon ideas at their own pace. This perspective makes art a tool for creating meaning to help children build their ideas, thoughts, theories, and perspectives and to construct a new understanding of the subject.
Our teaching artists will create learning experiences, guiding the conversation to promote authentic thinking, inclusivity, creativity and problem-solving, which are all necessary, critical life skills needed in the STEAM
(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) fields. Participants will expand their linguistic, social/emotional, cognitive, and physical development skills.
Our curriculum incorporates the National Core Arts Standards AND California Visual and Performing Arts Standards.
Class sessions are offered in partnership with the City of Lynwood, Parks and Community Services department and the City of Inglewood Parks, Recreation and Community Services.
Our program is designed for children between the ages of 3 through 5.
Our organization partners with The Intern Project to provide South LA high school students with paid summer internships to expose teens of color to careers in community arts, arts and technology, and other STEAM careers through hands on experiences and listening tours with our advisory board members and partners based on students' areas of interest.