Thursday, December 27, 2012

Every Child Deserves Access to Arts Education!

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ARTSPAN BUILDS COMMUNITY BY CONNECTING THE PUBLIC TO VISUAL ARTS IN SAN FRANCISCO

 
 
 
 
ArtSpan believes that every child deserves access to arts education.

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"The students were always so excited when (Teaching Artist) Russell Herrman would walk in on Wednesdays... He accepted their effort at whatever level they were at... They felt free to explore their creativity without feeling they were doing something ‘wrong'."
-Mrs. Mansfield, 4th grade teacher at Bessie Charmichael Elementary

Since 2001, ArtSpan's Art for City Youth program has connected professional artists with under-served youth in San Francisco. Each year Art for City Youth provides over 650 public elementary school students with in-class arts education, guided learning in Visual Thinking Strategies, and interactive tours of the SF Open Studios Exhibition. Art for City Youth connects children with art in their neighborhood fostering the next generation of San Francisco artists.

"I have never had a job that has felt so meaningful...Two days out of the week, I wake up with a smile on my face."
-Teaching Artist Laura Williams

Art for City Youth trains artists to be educators through professional development workshops, trainings, and classroom support. Laura Williams is a professional painter who found an undiscovered calling in the classroom. She is one of several teaching artists who have used their experience with Art for City Youth to pursue other career opportunities in teaching and education.

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