photo by Andrew Barber
Groundwork Arts believes that all students deserve access to the arts, and we are committed to filling instructional gaps and providing pathways for students to develop the creative thinking skills needed to navigate the 21st century.
We know from experience that art helps students learn about themselves and the world around them in fun and engaging ways. Students discover how to observe, analyze and synthesize information, evaluate and make decisions, solve problems, overcome challenges, present ideas, and comprehend interconnected systems.
Youth today are faced with unprecedented challenges and art provides an outlet to express feelings in constructive ways and inspires a hunger for life-long learning. As art educators, it is our job to expose students to a variety of materials, techniques and philosophies, to guide them through independent and collaborative explorations, and then turn them loose to experiment.