Saturday, December 23, 2017
Much thanks to Episcopal High School senior, Courtney Crawford who solicited donations to provide art supplies to some of my most deserving student artists at Central Riverside Elementary. Each student wrote about their passion for the arts to earn their gift. Courtney started her own non-profit, Creative Canvases for Kids to support arts education. Much thanks to this inspiring your lady, Courtney Crawford.
This year has brought CRES many blessings such as Cummer in the Classroom, a museum outreach program that allows our students and their families free access to the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens.
CRES students take free field trips to receive curriculum based museum tours
at least twice per school year. Every student is provided a pass to the museum so that they may visit outside of school time with their families. This amazing program allows our students confidently step off the bus and walk through the Art Connections entrance with pride and familiarity, exclaiming “Hey, I’ve been here before! I love the Cummer Museum!”
The learning continues with classroom visits with Museum Educator, Dulcie Hause, who provides excellent arts education. Our Students become familiar with artwork and vocabulary when they are at school so they are prepared for their museum visit.
Our entire school family benefits from Cummer in the Classroom. CRES teachers are offered professional development opportunities, lesson plans and free family passes to the museum.
We are so thankful to The Cummer Museum for including us in this wonderful program.
Learn more about the Cummer Museum at http://www.cummermuseum.org/ .