Cleveland Art House fostering kids' creativity

5:47 AM, May 28, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- Cleveland's Art House is stepping up and stepping in for students in the Cleveland community. 

The organization is doing so with Urban Bright Arts-in-Education Program. Urban Bright puts artists with students who otherwise wouldn't have access to the instructors, their lessons, or materials. 

The program is needed now more than ever. There have been many cuts to art programs throughout the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.

Instructors work with students from eight to 10 weeks. On the surface, the lessons are all about teaching creativity -- but the program aims much deeper. It teaches students to work together as a team, to communicate with one another, as well as promote critical thinking.

We caught up with a third grade class from Denison Elementary. They were in the process of putting together a large-scale project that reinforces a topic they're learning in science. 

The project, once complete, will be a full-scale model of the water cycle. The kids will be presenting their project at Parade the Circle on June 8, at University Circle. They will be walking in the parade that kicks off at noon.


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