What is The Art Express?
- Henri Matisse
Mission Statement: To teach young children about artists, masterpieces and elements of art through the use of music, games and hands-on projects.
We believe that you don't have to be "artistic" to have an appreciation for art. Many children become discouraged because they feel that they can't draw or paint “well”. The Art Express creates opportunities for children with a wide-range of skills to feel successful. At the end of one of our experiences, if a child goes home and attempts to implement what he/she has learned, we have achieved our goal.
We believe introducing the Masters (Monet, Picasso, van Gogh, etc) and art elements to children is incredibly valuable. We have seen that it lays a great foundation for math and writing (art elements line and shape), passion for culture (being able to recognize a masterpiece) and general self-esteem (sense of accomplishment when completing a project).
We believe the educational benefits are wonderful; however, having fun is priority too! We love playing Starry, Starry Night (instead of Duck, Duck, Goose), going on a color/shape scavenger hunt or squirting paint at a target.
We believe you will love The Art Express. Contact us today to find out how we can serve you.