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MY STORY: LITERACY THROUGH THE ARTS

My Story is a unique program that combines arts disciplines with core subject academic learning by sending teaching artists to fourth and fifth grade classrooms. The fourth grade curriculum studies theater and acting tools while connecting students to California history and this develops strong speaking and listening skills. The fifth grade classes use digital photography to tell a story and create written narratives that connect their photos with emotions, perspective, and elements of design while sharpening language arts skills.

For questions and additional information, please contact Education Program Manager Sherehe Hollins at 760-839-4179 or shollins@artcenter.org.

This program is presented in partnership with the Escondido Union School District and San Pasqual Union Elementary School District.

TASTE OF THE ARTS – NEW THIS YEAR!

Art, music, dance, and drama come alive in this four-session experiential program. Sign up to have a Center Teaching Artist come to your class or after school program with all of the supplies to provide a meaningful, educational, and engaging art activity. Four one-hour sessions will be provided to accommodate a classroom with no more than 35 students. There is a flat fee of $500.00 per program.

For questions and additional information, please contact Education Program Manager Sherehe Hollins at 760-839-4179 or shollins@artcenter.org.

JEAN WILL STRINGS PROGRAM

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Named after its generous donor, Jean Will, this program provides students with a loaned violin and takes them along a path of classical music development. Held at Conway School, the program is open to 2nd and 3rd graders enrolled or home-schooled in Escondido. The young musicians attend weekly lessons and perform on stage throughout the year.

To participate in the program for the 2016-17 school year or for more information, please contact Education Program Manager Sherehe Hollins at 760-839-4179 or shollins@artcenter.org.

VISUAL THINKING STRATEGIES

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) uses art to teach critical thinking, communication, and visual literacy skills to young people. Growth is stimulated by three things: looking at art of increasing complexity, responding to developmentally-based questions, and participating in group discussions that are carefully facilitated by educators. The Center offers teacher training for using VTS in the classroom as a fee-based program. There is a flat fee of $895.

For questions and additional information, please contact Leah Goodwin, Director of Museum and Education at 760-839-4174 or lgoodwin@artcenter.org. 

A Step Beyond

A Step Beyond is a North County San Diego based nonprofit organization serving local youth ages 8-19 through a comprehensive program including dance, academic and family services. For more information, please visit A-Step-Beyond.org or call (760) 670-3250.

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