This long-running, successful program provides a free, hands-on, 3-hour art lesson that coordinates with the CPS teacher's curriculum offering a visual-art approach to learning. Skills to make art such as concentration, critical thinking and creative problem solving are the same skills students use for their academic success, including test-taking.
A math teacher may enlist a Smart Art Outreach Instructor to provide children with a better understanding of force and mass through a lesson that deploys art in architecture. Outreach Instructors support history and sociology instruction with engaging art lessons in culture and cultural differences as students make their own version of Amate paper- a native tradition of the Otomi Indians of San Pabilito. A study in economics may explore how whole villages survive on the production and sale of this ancient craft.
Engaging, hands-on, stimulating and challenging; through art students are inspired to gain a deeper knowledge and an understanding and people outside of their world.
The Smart Art Outreach Program (2012-13) Student Drawing Contest Award Ceremony
How to Apply
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The classroom teacher selects the subject matter, the goals for the lesson, the curriculum to be covered, and the standards to be met. The teacher fills out and submits the application to the Community Education Department with dates preferred for the visit. The Smart Art Outreach Instructor will call the classroom teacher to coordinate the lesson, then researches, plans and writes the lesson as well as prepares the materials. Classroom teachers are briefed with the lesson plan and research along with suggestions for follow-up or related projects. Outreach Instructors set up, clean up and gift each student with his/her own sketchbook and any additional supplies involved in the classroom exercise.
All Cincinnati Public School elementary, middle and/or high school classrooms are eligible to apply for this free program.
To request a Smart Art Outreach Instructor for your classroom contact the Community Education Department at 513.562.6265 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org