Thursdays March 2, 9, 23, and 30, 2023 5:00 – 7:00pm. Warren County 4H Extension 5162 Russellville Rd. Bowling Green, Ky 42101
During the Fall 2022, Warren County 4H Cooperative Extension and WKU Art2Dream Art Education Program began our partnership to offer an inaugural art program for Gr. K-12 students. Our collaborative teamwork continues in the Spring 2023. We welcome “All” friends of Art to discover our inner creative forces and voices together. No prior art experience is expected. For more information and registration, please contact 4H Extension Office 270-842-1681, or contact Dr. Miwon Choe at Miwon.firstname.lastname@example.org
On Thursday, September 30th the Art2Dream team, Bob Sander, and students from Jennings Creek Elementary School spent the day at The Downing Museum and Baker Arboretum. We had a storytelling and music session with Bob Sanders, which helped get the students creativity flowing and connected the arts with literacy. After the session, the Art2Dream team led an art activity. During the lesson, the students told their own stories through visual representations.
WKU Art2Dream team collaborated with Arts for All Kentucky and Cynthia Changaris, a story-teller from Louisville, KY, for a special unit at Jennings Creek Elementary School in Bowling Green, KY. The unit, titled the Drakes Tale Story, created an emphasis on friendship during the Spring 2021 semester. The students were taught that “a friend in need is a friend indeed.”
We use art to lift spirits, connect with others (using our creativity to speak in ways that people understand irregardless of the language differences), and even to help recollect memory (i.e. Alzheimer’s disease). How will you use your creativity today?
Arts for All Kentucky and the WKU Art2Dream Art Education students collaborated to create a unique, fun experience with a new signature art program, New Understanding! WKU art education program has been working with Arts for All Kentucky since 2010; the programs that have been implemented through the years have provided various creative experiences for children and adults with disabilities. During Fall 2020, Art2Dream and Arts for All Kentucky programs teamed up with KAP (Kelly Autism Program) to provide art instructions through online zoom delivery; check it out!
WKU Art Education students helping out at Alvaton Elementary. They were tasked with small groups of students in Mrs. O’nan’s class, and created a “Meandering Book” that went along with the book that the class was currently reading, “The Front Desk” by Kelly Yang.