The lack of an art program at a school doesn’t mean the end of art for students! If school administrators and staff develop curriculum that infuses art into various subjects, students still have the opportunity to think creatively and express themselves.
Champion Creatively Alive Children, formed by Crayola, The National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), The National Art Education Association (NAEA), and other groups. The focus of this group is to provide school principals and teachers with ways to infuse art into various areas of elementary education.
In 2011 the group awarded grants valued at $3,000 to 20 NAESP members to enable them to implement art education projects that fit into other subjects such as language arts, and math. An article about the projects a few of the grant winners implemented was published on the NAESP website. Schools featured in the articles used art projects to improve writing skills, enhance science and history lessons, and explore nature!