Years of research on Art Education show that it's closely linked to almost everything that we want for our children and demand from our schools: academic achievement, social and emotional development, civic engagement, and equitable opportunity. Involvement in the arts is associated with gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skills. Arts learning can also improve motivation, concentration, confidence, and teamwork Edutopia, 2016. Children at our schools are fortunate to take part in engaging art activities and lessons on a regular basis.
To celebrate Art Education, each of the Cortland Enlarged City School District’s elementary schools will take time to celebrate their students creativity and display art at a featured show. The last art show will be on June 7th at Randall Elementary School.
This year we are celebrating Art at Randall Elementary school with a night full of visual arts, music, and creative workshops for the whole family! The night will consist of artwork from every student displayed in the Gymnasium, a comic book creation workshop in the library, student led art projects, and student musical performances.
Elizabeth Moshowski, art teacher at Randall Elementary is excited said she hopes this event will be continued in the future. “This is the first year we are having the event. We plan to fill the school with hands on activities for students, families, and friends. I hope it will be a night to remember! ”
As always follow us on twitter @CECSD_Art for updates on the evening and to see samples of student artwork!