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afterschool art program

Creative Minds—Out of School is designed specifically for out of school educators
and programs, grades K–5!

out-of-school time art programThis art-based curriculum by one of the country’s leading experts in hands-on discovery and art explorations for young learners, Cathy Weisman Topal, introduces young people to the joy and wonder of viewing and creating art. Each lesson capitalizes on children’s natural curiosity and readiness to create.

The Big Book includes brilliant fine art images and real-world photos, along with clear process illustrations to demonstrate to young learners how to create their original artworks.

The Educator’s Edition includes step-by-step support for all educators, whether they are artists or not! Each easy-to-follow lesson includes key vocabulary in English and Spanish, as well as literature connections and connections to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math! Illustrations and classroom photos throughout the guide demonstrate how to organize and set up materials.

And the materials for each activity use everyday art supplies as well as natural and found objects for limited budgets.

This unique, innovative program was developed as a partnership between the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership, and Davis Publications.