PBAA Children’s Art Program
In recent years, school curricula in the United States have shifted heavily toward common core subjects of reading and math, at the cost of the arts. Brookings School District is no exception. Although some may regard art education as a luxury, simple creative activities are some of the building blocks of child development. Learning to create and appreciate visual aesthetics may be more important than ever to the development of the next generation of children as
they grow up. The developmental benefits of an Art education are: motor skills, language development, decision making, visual learning, inventiveness, cultural awareness and has sound statistics that show the arts help improve academic performances.
From this point of view, the PBAA CAP was organized and generously funded by donations. The first session of classes was launched February 5th by Gwenn Childers. The three sessions for ages 6-9 are completely full. Two other sessions for ages 10-12 have limited space. Because of some of our members passionate belief that all children have the right to an art education, more members have stepped up to become teachers in this program for 2020. We look forward to the Pelican Bay Arts Association’s reputation being enhanced by their continued efforts in promoting and educating their members and non-members in the arts.