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Arts Partnership Success Story

Award winning local sculptor and installation artist Ann Reichlin received her second Arts Education Grant through CAP in 2016 to work with kindergarten students at the Caroline Elementary School.

When we caught up with Ann recently she shared her observations. “There have been lots of studies supporting play in an academic setting, but the concept came into focus for me when I taught purely art classes to young kids. The children would, quite organically, create elaborate stories and games around their art making. Problem solving became a group activity, and narratives would emerge! It was very exciting to watch!”

In Ann’s “Make Way For Play” workshops, fifty-two children worked with her over the course of several weeks using materials such as cardboard, wire, glue, wood and paint to create animals with their very own imaginative environments and homes. As the children’s imaginations took...  Read more