“Every child is born an artist. The trick is to remain an artist as one grows old.”
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We are now accepting registrations for the 2014-15 preschool!Urban Arts Academy is a Preschool that brings together neighborhood people from diverse cultures by providing creative experiences in the arts with children and families to develop the gifts of self-expression and community. Preschool runs September- May, Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and/or 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. In the 2014-2015 school year, we will offer 2 day, 3 day or 5 days schedules with a Before Care and After Care, also.
For Preschool updates, please see Monthly Preschool Newsletters under News.
SUMMER ARTS CAMPS Registration is open too- see brochure on the Summer Arts Page; spots fill very quickly so make sure you register to get in the camps of your choice. SummerBrochure2014RegFormOnly
Update on activities in our After-school:On November 25th puppet artist Julie Boada brought her creative book making skills to the Urban Arts Academy. After-school kids and parents worked together using paper, twigs, yarn and pastels to create colorful books about the changing of the season.
On December 12th nutrition interns, parents and teachers spent the day cooking up a feast for our after-school families to celebrate the end of the semester. The fellowship hall was transformed into a gallery in which families enjoyed the beautiful art projects their kids had made during the first few months of programming. Included in the evening’s program was a viewing of the “Ketchup Kids Save the Day” video made in partnership with A Minnesota Without Poverty. You can watch our kid’s performance at http://www.mnwithoutpoverty.org/
February 27th marked our second Family Involvement Day. Families rotated between three art stations that were run by staff and interns. At the first, our teacher Emma taught families how to make their own stamp out of plasticine clay. The stamps were then used to make beautiful patterned prints. At the second station, our teacher Mimi led a weaving project over old CDs. The many weavings will soon be hung in our hallway for everyone to see. At the final station, families got to screen print their own t-shirt with a design that was created by our middle-school students.
if you want to try any of those activities at home: CD weaving: http://makeitawonderfullife.blogspot.com/2011/11/cd-weaving-tutorial.html- Clay stamps: http://www.filthwizardry.com/2010/09/plasticine-stamp-printing.html
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