Exploring Creative possibilities with Pathways!
Peanut butter and chocolate, apples and caramel, pumpkin spice and anything. There is no better combination than a blank canvas and a world of possibilities. This is what students in the Pathways 21st Century Learning Communities Program at Bridgeton Public Schools get to experience when they work with one of our dedicated teaching artists.
As part of this after school program two hundred and twenty-five students at five Bridgeton schools spend their after school time working together with a professional teaching artist exploring one of five artistic mediums: painted mural, devised theatre, dance, music composition, and a tile mosaic mural. This program allows students to engage in a fun, safe learning opportunity.
The objectives of the program include deepening students knowledge in the arts, increasing their communication skills, helping them learn to successfully collaborate with each other, and working towards an established goal. This program allows students to take ownership of their learning, have their voices heard, and take pride in their accomplishments. Take a look at the pictures below to get a glimpse of the fun our Pathways students have creating art.
Stay tuned for updates on their progress this year and watch the wall be transformed by the vision and hard work of the students. To learn more about how to bring an Appel Farm arts education program to your school visit the Arts In Schools section of our website or connect with Kerri Sullivan our Director of Arts Education & Outreach at, [email protected]. To learn more about the benefits of arts education and to join the movement for more arts education in our schools check out the Arts Ed Now campaign at www.artsednow.org. #ArtsEdNow