In School Programming
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Arts for Learning’s highly participatory assembly programs are one-time events that introduce students to an art form while supporting a variety of curricular areas. Our unique performances are designed to reinforce core curriculum topics, foster creative and critical thinking skills, and broaden student understanding of the world’s arts and cultures. Performances are available in a wide range of music, art, dance, and theatre genres.
Arts for Learning workshops allow students to work closely with a professional artist in an interactive, hands-on environment. Programs are 45 minutes and are offered as back-to-back (repeating) workshops to serve more than one classroom. Workshops can also be added to follow an assembly program, reinforcing its content. Inspire student writing projects through creative journaling projects or explore the local history of the Erie Canal and Underground Railroad; the possibilities are endless. Often, it makes sense to have artists come back for several visits, making your workshop a residency.
A residency is a series of three or more days with an artist, allowing for high level, in-depth work. Residency content is often customized based on curriculum needs and each residency includes a planning meeting with the artist. Residencies can span weeks, months or an entire school year to meet your budget and curriculum needs. If you have an idea for an area of your curriculum, you would like to enhance through work with an artist, call our office 716-881-0917. We can help you to design a residency that will engage your students with a professional artist, and bring learning to life.
Out of School Programming
Arts for Learning provides after school and Saturday programing through partnerships with the Northwest Buffalo Community Center, BestSelf Behavioral Health, Buffalo Public Schools, YMCA, YWCA, The Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo, Say Yes to Education, and the Police Athletic League. We also engage in Creative Family Programming, partnering with the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library and libraries throughout the eight counties, we offer family friendly, arts learning and engagement. The following are programs Arts for Learning provides exclusively provides to enrich the lives of young people.
ArtWorks is a paid creative arts-based job training and college readiness after-school program for high school students ages 14-18 that reside in the City of Buffalo or Erie County. ArtWorks gives students the opportunity to learn and practice essential 21st century career skills such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving skills, as well as the ability to think and work creatively with others.
Arts Partners for Learning, an initiative managed by Arts for Learning WNY, has a mission to expand access to arts education for children across Western New York, improve the capacity of our cultural organizations, and provide quality creative learning programs. With our collaborators; leaders from the arts, cultural, education, and philanthropic sectors of Western New York, APL aims to bring arts and cultural programs to schools that are standards-based and integrated throughout the curriculum. Now in its eleventh year, APL comprises over 20 arts and cultural community partners who offer over 30 programs to area schools at no cost.
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Arts for Learning provides afterschool and Saturday programing through partnerships with the Northwest Buffalo Community Center, BestSelf Behavioral Health, Buffalo Public Schools, YMCA, YWCA, The Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo, Say Yes to Education, and the Police Athletic League.