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Young At Art

 

YOUNG AT ART 2019-2020

 

Thanks to the Robinson PTSA’s generous support, our students will have the opportunity to create six rich and meaningful Young at Art projects this year. During each one-hour session in their classroom, the students will learn about various artists, the associated art history and will experiment with a variety of media and techniques.

 

Kids love the Young at Art (YAA) program and always look forward to the lessons.  It is amazing to see kids get inspired by art, and gain confidence in their own abilities by learning there are no mistakes in art – only happy accidents.  They gain exposure to different artists, movements, mediums (printing, collage, photography), materials, and techniques.  

On top of that, there is much research to support the fact that creating art helps with brain development.  And as if that weren’t enough, by donating your time and energy to Young at Art, you’ll get back much more than you give. Please look out for opportunities to help out with Young at Art in your class.

 

We hope you’ll join us!

 

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Young at Art is a non-profit organization celebrating almost 40 years of bringing the magic of art and enrichment to 7,000 students across the South Bay. YAA is based on the belief that art education should promote individual expression by providing the opportunity, the materials and the process from which children can create their own unique conclusions and solutions. 

 

The art experience for children should exercise their powers of observation and imagination. It should stimulate their motivation to learn, to make choices, to be flexible and to adapt, to be able to go from an unknown to a known and to make new experiences meaningful to each child’s own way of thinking and creating.

 

We strive to create a non-threatening environment with no implication of right, wrong, or "real" way to create. 

 

Young at Art draws children into their subject matter rather than just telling them about it. Children have the freedom to touch, handle and experiment with high quality art materials and various techniques. They are encouraged to look, to ask questions and to find their own truths.

 

The philosophy of YAA emphasizes problem solving in a unique way in which the child determines the desired end-result. Our focus is on the process and not on the finished product. The philosophy fosters self-esteem and understanding of our differences.

 

“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” - Vincent Van Gogh

 

If you have any questions about the Young At Art program, please contact your classroom docent or your YAA Co-Chairs.

 

Sam Perkins sam.perkins68@googlemail.com

Darcy Staples darcyjanstaples@gmail.com