General overview or current and past programs offered by Art Works Now.
Art Works Now Programming
Art Works @ School
Visual arts experiences designed to connect school curriculum with the lives of public and charter school children. Classes occur daily or weekly at schools, during the school day or after-school. Curriculum is designed to meet the National Visual Arts Standards. S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) aligned integrative curriculum is also offered. Art Works also provides programming for alternative learning environments such as homeschool groups.
Once-a-week drop-in social and creative exposure to art making and play for toddlers and parents where children experience art materials for the first time while parents network with other parents.
Our gallery space is a venue for students and local artists to exhibit their work and an incubator for ideas about the intersection of art and social justice.
School's Out we're In
When school is not in session, Art Works Now provides daylong programming, spring break programming, and summer programming that combine arts integrated curriculum designed to meet the National Visual Arts Standards while addressing Common Core concerns. Movement and play are added to enhance the experience.
Educational, incremental curriculum-based art making focused on specific media. An example of this program is Kids Create with POWER Tools, which allows students to design and create 3-D functional artwork while introducing students to proper and safe use of woodworking and power tools.
creative community action
Free community discussion and constructive art making focused on contemporary social justice issues. Programs are often organized quickly in response to community need or interest.
Individual and group visual art classes for teens and adults with developmental disabilities with an emphasis on materials and tactile experiencing. Instruction is based on curriculum that gives students experiences with numerous materials, ideas, and significant artists, with the flexibility to adapt to a variety of cognitive and physical disabilities. There is an additional emphasis on introducing students to professional artists with disabilities.
Parents' Night Out
Weekly educational and social based art making, creative play, and movie time for children aged 3-12 during the evening. Many parents go out in groups while their children participate in the evening programs while others take the opportunity to have a special date night.
Flash-mob-style arts experiences where teaching artists bring art-making opportunities into the community unexpectedly. Art Attacks are designed to encourage community members to become involved in local cultural institutions and arts related activities.