The St Louis Canvass Project responds to the lack of quality arts programming in too many of the St. Louis region’s schools and the need for more enrichment opportunities for middle school students. The program provides young people with opportunities to discover their creativity and use it as a tool for personal learning and growth.
Students who participate in the St Louis Canvass Project will:
Develop their own expressive and creative voice
Build confidence in engaging in new and creative experiences
Become more empathetic and respect the differences of others
Gain leadership skills to carry them through the rest of their lives
The St Louis Canvass Project credits Lincoln Center Education program for inspiring a curriculum that is grounded in the concept of “imaginative learning”. This learning framework invites young people to interact with works of art by noticing deeply what they see , touch or hear, and to pose questions, make connections, empathize, recognize ambiguity and practice other ways of thinking that evolve from their interaction with art.
By providing time and space for deep reflection, which is often missing in our fast paced society, students not only develop a greater appreciation for the artwork and ideas of others, but slow down and make space for their own creative voices to be heard.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the St Louis Canvas Project?
Who is making this program happen?
What are the four Canvass Project locations?
What are the arts and culture excursion sites?
Why and when was it created?
Who can participate?
What are the excursion dates?
o November 17
o December 15
o January 26
o February 23
o March 16
o April 27
o May 18
What are the times of the St Louis Canvass Project?
Will my student need to bring any money with them to the St Louis Canvass Project?
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