Tuesday, June 26, 2012

ARCK in the NEWS:

Moving forward -- Art Resource Collaborative for Kids was born this summer 2012-- Parents, Educators, Artists, Teaching Artists, Interns from the SMFA, and Elected officials all working together to support more creative visual art in the Boston Public Schools. We are working with the Gardner Pilot Academy in Allston, MA.  Our curriculum and themes incorporates and support's the school's daily effort in literacy and core academics.  We celebrate the diversity, culture, and community of the school through art and exhibitions of student's art work.  Our recent "Kick off for Art" fundraiser  was very successful and well attended.  Here is an article that came out simultaneously with the event from the Boston Courant -- section Beacon Hill.






Our past success story at Josiah Quincy Elementary School (JQES), in Chinatown, downtown Boston.
We had a very successful initiative and a pilot program started at JQES.  Parents, educators, artists, and community members all volunteered to give a wonderful gift of visual art. The theme of our workshops and festival was, "Diversity Thru Art".

Here is a video and an article about our event and initiative:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhpO0TFsjcU&feature=youtu.be


http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/downtown/2012/04/quincy_school_students_partici.html

We are going to celebrate our cultural community arts education through out the Boston Public Schools.  We hope you can get involved in making ARCK a great organization- where we can all  connect and collaborate to ensure our children have hands-on high quality visual art experiences.



Workshops at Josiah Quincy Elementary School









Monday, June 25, 2012

WE at ARCK would love to hear from you regarding our effort and how to make our initiative successful in teaching hands-on visual art to to all the children and youth who are left in the void- without art education! 

Help us build our organization by volunteering your comments, feedback, or suggestions and any help from building our website to finding grants to fund some of our Boston Public Schools!

This is a group effort and it should be the concern of our entire community to make sure we can fill the gap by providing visual art education to all students.

Let's celebrate the arts by making our children's voice be heard. Together we can enjoy our diversity through our values that we all share to make our community- one strong, united for the arts.
Thank you,
Sara

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Mission Statement


Generate opportunities for students from K-8 in the Boston Public Schools to have hands-on visual arts experiences, promoting equal access for all children and youth.  Celebrate and incorporate the diversity of students’ values and cultures in the art-making instruction by teaching artists. Engage the community through intergenerational student partnerships and exhibitions of student artwork, ensuring a rich educational opportunity—one that builds individual character and self-confidence as well as compassion and cooperation.