Artful Living and Learning is an arts integration program utilizing the arts to creatively teach Ohio Early Learning and Development Standards to preschoolers in and around Stark County. In the process, students also learn Ohio Fine Arts Standards as they are exposed to dance, drama, music, and visual arts.
Our twenty-minute lessons were developed by teaching artists and curriculum professionals throughout the sixteen years of our program's existence. All of our lessons are taught by degreed artists and art educators.
This year our 23 teaching artists are teaching more than 500 individual arts integration classes weekly at 24 public school preschools and affiliated preschool sites. As a result, we are helping approximately 3,000 students improve their academic achievement, creativity, and school readiness.
Our classes run for 25 weeks, from October 2, 2023- April 26, 2024.