The Ouachita Parish Talented Art Program is hosting a student art exhibition at Student Support Services in West Monroe. This program, created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institute, is designed to make art accessible to preschool, kindergarten, and first grade children. After a tour of the works, students participate in a “press conference” with the artist and ask questions prepared in advance or developed during the visit. This report provides information on the availability and characteristics of arts education programs in public elementary and secondary schools by discipline (music, visual arts, dance, and theater).
Alyssa Guidry, Todd Maggio, Mike Allen, and Liz Zanca are some of the art vendors at the exhibition. Liz Zanca is also holding a live art demonstration. Doodle Academy offers visual arts curricula that help teachers integrate art into teaching. The Ogden Museum of Southern Art offers several different programs designed to help students understand, interpret, and appreciate the visual arts and culture of the American South.
Visitors can take some time to see and appreciate the art as they browse the pages, read about the greatest works of art in history and the fascinating lives of their creators. Masur Museum programs are supported by a grant from the Louisiana Arts Division, the Office of Cultural Development, and the Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism, in collaboration with the Louisiana State Arts Council, managed by the Northeastern Louisiana Arts Council. Artble is another great artistic resource where you can find unique information about artists from different artistic periods. Through this effort, Colossal is used as inspiration and instruction in arts and science classrooms from elementary school to graduate school.
The Artists and Sense of Place residency program has provided a unique experience to more than 8,000 students from more than 45 public schools in Orleans and Jefferson Parish since its inception in 2001. This program has employed 21 visual artists. At the end of the three- to four-week residency, students' creations are displayed in the Ogden Museum Educational Gallery. The students then visit the Museum to see their works and recognize themselves as Southern artists in their own right. By uniting elementary school students with professional artists to explore the influence of situation and geography on their lives, this program encourages an appreciation for art, self-discovery, and learning of visual arts.
Children of all ages can participate in an art project organized by the Masur Museum, along with many other activities. The Art Story is an art website that helps you better understand (and ultimately appreciate) art through detailed guides and explanations of masterpieces and works of art. The Ouachita Parish Talented Art Program provides an incredible opportunity for students to explore their creativity through art. With support from various organizations such as the Smithsonian Institute, Ogden Museum's early childhood enrichment program, Louisiana Arts Division, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism, Louisiana State Arts Council, Northeastern Louisiana Arts Council, Doodle Academy's visual arts curricula, Colossal's inspiration and instruction in arts and science classrooms from elementary school to graduate school, Masur Museum's art projects for children of all ages, Artble's unique information about artists from different artistic periods, and The Art Story's detailed guides about masterpieces and works of art – students have access to a wealth of resources that can help them develop their artistic skills.
The Artists and Sense of Place residency program provides an invaluable experience for students from public schools in Orleans and Jefferson Parish. Through this program they are able to explore how situation and geography can influence their lives while also developing an appreciation for art. At the end of this residency period students have their creations displayed at Ogden Museum Educational Gallery where they can recognize themselves as Southern artists in their own right. In conclusion, there are many special programs and activities available for schools at the art gallery in Ouachita Parish that provide students with an opportunity to explore their creativity through art while also learning about its history.
These programs offer access to a wealth of resources that can help them develop their artistic skills while also gaining an appreciation for art.