Art Enrichment Program
Art Enrichment is a hands-on experience and community outreach program offered by the Art Education division. Each semester, a fresh group of children in grade levels 1 - 6 come to campus after school to experience inventive, cutting-edge curriculum provided by our undergraduate students in Art Education.
The students in the Teaching Practicum course are responsible for teaching children in our after school Art Enrichment classes. Working with fellow pre-service teachers, they plan a comprehensive unit of art study and studio mastery for an assigned age group. The lessons follow a primary unit theme set by the instructor for the semester and a secondary theme developed with teammates for each set of required lesson plans. Individually each student plans three lessons that engage children in looking at art, intelligently talking about art, learning art skills, and creating art. The culminating activity is an art show featuring all the artwork created for family and friends to enjoy.