Caroline Ottinger - Bethel and Clyde Elementary, K - 5, 600 to 800 students
Kelly Slayte - Hazelwood Elementary, approx. 1,100 students
What's so important about Art Education?
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.
QD Gallery: Art and Creativity in the Classroom
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Quick Draw is not HCAC or HCSF but coordinates with these organizations for best community results.
Learn More -- The Power of Art Teaching
THE ARTS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD: SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL BENEFITS OF ARTS PARTICIPATION
“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
A Sample of Student Artwork: See More at https://www.artsonia.com/schools/school