Axis recently donated to the Astatula Elementary School in Astatula, Florida, to help purchase resources for the young artists to explore Native American art, culture and literacy including resources, game and symbol poster, as well as ceramic materials.
Astatula Elementary School is a “High Poverty” school, and the students consisted of artists ranging from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, in a rural community in central Florida with limited resources.
My students need resources to explore Native American art, culture and literacy including resources, game and symbol poster, as well as ceramic materials.
My students consist of artists ranging from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. My student are part of a rural community in central Florida with limited resources.
Learning through the integration of art is essential to my students’ educational and personal growth as lifelong learners.
Art allows them to see the world through many different lenses. Nothing compares to the look a child gets when they have pride in something they have created. I strive to give my students the opportunity to achieve this experience each and every day.
This project combines the love of literacy and the creativity of art. The Native American resources, game and symbol poster, as well as ceramic materials will help integrate visual arts and literacy to give my students a genuine, hands-on art learning experience. Literacy helps paint a picture in our imagination.
In this case, students will mold a ceramic form inspired by literacy.
I love seeing the literacy inspired art my students create.
Your generous donation to this project will compliment the Native American pottery prints we currently have in our classroom and bring in the importance of literacy in the art content area.
Art is tied to all parts of life, and my students want to explore it all!
It is always so nice to see budding artists get to explore their creativity and enjoy the arts. This classroom of elementary school kids had lots of fun opening up their new art supplies, and exploring the books and resources inspired by Native American Art.