ArtWorks, an experiential arts program for Santa Fe Public School children and their teachers, has received more than $15,000 in recent New Mexico Arts funding.
The ArtWorks program was awarded funding from New Mexico Arts to support its arts education model in the Santa Fe Public Schools. ArtWorks also funds through the NM CARES emergency funding opportunity. New Mexico Arts awarded 42 nonprofit arts organizations across New Mexico to help deal with the economic hardships caused by the forced closure of their operations due to the coronavirus pandemic.
ArtWorks, a program of the Partners in Education Foundation, engages students in higher-order thinking, including critical thinking and making connections between concepts, in order to help them succeed in school. It also trains teachers to integrate the arts into teaching math and language arts.
ArtWorks works with Santa Fe public schools, arts organizations, artists and philanthropists to bring Santa Fe’s arts community into the schools through a program involving art-making, viewing live performances and exhibits, and achieving understanding through inquiry and reflection.
Look for the article on ArtWorks' art and poetry program, with ideas for teaching children to write poetry individually or in groups, in our Fall 2020 issue, launching Sept. 1.
For more information, visit artworkssantafe.org.
By Kristen Cox Roby. Drawing by Allison Treviso, third grade, El Camino Real Academy; teacher Patricia Gay-Webb, from the ArtWorks Art & Poetry Anthology 2019-2020.