Arts for All

Arts For All offers accessible artistic opportunities to children in the New York City area who face socio-economic, physical, or emotional barriers to exploring the arts. Through Arts For All, professional artists work with youth organizations to build self-confidence, self-expression, teamwork, resilience, and creativity in children.
Jul 20, 2016

Summertime

Works in progress at PS 76
Works in progress at PS 76

Thank you for your support of Arts For All (AFA). The 2015-2016 school year has come to a close and another successful school year has goes in the books!

In June, two more Arts For All programs came to a close. Teaching Artist Franklyn Strachan led a film residency at the Green School in Brooklyn. Students got hands-on experience creating their own documentary. At PS 76, Teaching Artist Vidho Lorville worked with students to bring together Visual Arts and Haiku poetry. Students created colorful works inspired by works of Sydell Rosenberg (1919-1996).

Thank you once again for your continued support of our mission. Without your help, we would not be able to reach thousands of under-served New York City children with our accessible arts programs.

Jun 3, 2016

Another School Year Gone By!

LTA
LTA's student's letter to the Big Bad Wolf

Thank you for your support of Arts For All (AFA). The 2015-2016 school year is coming to a close and Arts For All’s programs are wrapping up as well.

Literacy Through the Arts finished its programs for grades K – 2 at Hamilton Heights Elementary School in Harlem and PS15 Elementary in the Lower East Side. The final presentation was the students’ adaptations of the story The Three Little Pigs.

High School students at Brooklyn’s The Green School completed a creative writing/poetry residency. Through the 10-week program, teaching artist Jon Sands guided the students through different writing styles and approaches. Showing them examples of spoken word artists in action as well as giving them time each class for free write, writing nonstop for five minutes, sometimes on a specific prompt. The last day, several students shared original pieces that were about everything from a place to go for comfort to smiling too much.


Arts For All returned to New Alternatives for Children where the children just performed their final show. Parents, family members, and staff all joined Arts For All for the performance Tuesday, May 31 which was titled “Inspiration”. Each student presented a monologue written by him or herself about a person that inspires them. Following the students sang the song “Lean on Me” going between ensemble singing to solos. The students also presented a dance piece at the end, and finished the performance by bringing parents and family members into the performance space to dance with them. The title of this performance piece was a perfect fit, as these students certainly inspired those around them, as well as one another.

Arts For All was also thrilled for the return of the Haiku program, thanks to donor Amy Losak. Students at PS76 in Queens combined visual arts and haiku after a very successful music and haiku program at the same school this past fall.

Thank you once again for your continued support of our mission. Without your help, we would not be able to reach thousands of under-served New York City children with our accessible arts programs.

Visual Arts with Haiku at PS 76
Visual Arts with Haiku at PS 76

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Apr 21, 2016

Springtime with AFA!

Art work from the Visual Arts Residency at PS163
Art work from the Visual Arts Residency at PS163

Thank you for your support of Arts For All (AFA). Spring has sprung and AFA programs are springing up all over New York City. Literacy Through the Arts is running in grades K – 2 at Hamilton Heights Elementary School in Harlem and PS15 Elementary in the Lower East Side.

AFA recently completed Artistic Residency Programs at Weeksville Elementary (video) and PS163 (drama, visual arts). High School students at Brooklyn’s The Green School are in the midst of a creative writing/poetry residency while 2nd and 3rd graders at PS69 on Staten Island are in the middle of a drama residency.

Outside of the classroom, Arts For All was pleased to partner with Brooklyn Ice at the end of March! The afternoon in Prospect Park, Birds, Bees, and Bears, was a celebration of nature and AFA Teaching Artist Maya Suess conducted a mask-making workshop.

As the City settles into the Spring weather, Arts For All is excited to get some returning programs off the ground. AFA returns to New Alternatives for Children and Incarnation Children’s Center with Creative Works and the Video Creation Project (respectively). AFA is also thrill for the return of the Haiku program, thanks to donor Amy Losak. Students at PS76 in Queens have just started a residency combining visual arts and haiku after a very successful music and haiku program at the same school this past fall.

Thank you once again for your continued support of our mission. Without your help, we would not be able to reach thousands of under-served New York City children with our accessible arts programs.

Mask-making in Prospect Park
Mask-making in Prospect Park
 

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