out of the box art talks and sessions

OUT OF THE BOX is a 2-month project for the arts.  It aims to educate the youth and children in the arts, and to build a lifelong foundation as an engaged citizen of the world. We plan to offer a dynamic and constantly-evolving program.

Although we plan to incorporate some of the core subjects into our program, our focus in the
present will be the arts not taught in schools. Most activities will be open-ended and
enjoyed on a walk-in basis. OUT OF THE BOX will be staffed by volunteers and all activities will be led by these same individuals.

Scientific evidence demonstrates that young people with high levels of arts exposure outperform "arts-poor" students by virtually every measure. The arts, specifically, provide young people with authentic learning experiences that engage their minds, hearts, and bodies. Arts education helps students learn; it can enhance creativity, self-discipline, and the skills and confidence necessary to meet the challenges encountered during their lives. It is a symbiotic nature to which core subjects bind and are easily implemented into young minds; the youth and children are naturally artistic. It is only when they become older, that artistic preferences become either become refined or go into dormancy.

draft written by: Nate Snyder

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