Quick Draw-- It's all about the students
“We’re giving them language they wouldn’t normally have in a context that is meaningful to them right in the moment,” said Elizabeth Levett, a kindergarten teacher at George Peabody Elementary in San Francisco.
“Very often young children have an almost deeper perception of what they’re seeing,” said Fresno State professor Kim Morin. “They don’t have preconceptions. They don’t think: ‘I don’t get it.’”
Melissa Menzer, PhD
Office of Research & Analysis
National Endowment for the Arts
Challenge: art class is underestimated as a method of brain training and is underfunded in area public schools. Cash-strapped schools fight to keep their art programs alive. In our rural Haywood (western NC) County school system, some teaching positions are there but the art supply funds are not. Art teachers depend on QuickDraw’s annual art fundraiser to purchase the items on the art teachers’ supply lists.
P.O. Box 942, Clyde, NC 28721-0942
(828) 734-5747 -- Questions Sandra Hayes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(828) 734-9083 -- Financial Jeane Fratus-Knight
501 (c) (3) non profit organization: EIN: 56-2639476
Quick Draw of WNC:
Is a stand alone 501(c) 3 non profit organization
Is not a part of Haywood County Arts Council
Is not a part of Haywood County School Foundation
Quick Draw of WNC does coordinate with these organizations for the benefit of community.
Event photos generously provided by Lori Johnson, John Highsmith, Joyce O'Neil, Jon Serenius, Bruce Brumbaugh, Bruce Johnson, Bob Ludlow