Campaign By: CARE Arts
Cause to Ignite: Arts Education
All proceeds raised from the sale of these items will go toward funding for Arts Education through Care Arts.
What is CARE?
The Collaborative Arts Resources for Education (CARE) program is a school-based artist residency and teacher professional development collaboration among four premier arts organizations in San Diego: the Museum of Photographic Arts, La Jolla Playhouse, the Mingei International Museum, and the Timken Museum of Art. Since 2004, CARE has provided more than 4,000 elementary-level students in low-income areas and 170 teachers with standards-aligned art experiences that relate to the collections, exhibitions, and performances of each CARE partner institution. The goals of the program are (1) to increase students’ knowledge, understanding, and experiences with the visual and performing arts, (2) to build capacity within teachers and schools for integrating arts into existing curriculum, and (3) to share resources for teaching and learning in the arts. To achieve its goals the CARE program focuses its resources on three major components: (1) artist residencies, (2) teacher professional development, and (3) an online resource center.
Why is this important?
We believe that education is one of the most important issues currently facing our country. Care Arts is a rare program that offers not only arts education, but support for teachers, schools, and children. The CARE program understands that children learn in many different ways. Having volunteered for this organization, we have seen these children’s faces light up with joy when a CARE instructor is leading the class. We love this program because it builds and supports a curriculum based on student and teacher development. CARE sticks with each school for 3 years in order to help each school integrate arts into the existing curriculum.
We feel that Arts education is an essential component of education. Arts education helps children learn how to think critically and creatively. This is crucial in a world where there can be many right answers. Supporting this program will change a child’s life!
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About the Artist
Every so often we reach out to a talented designer/artist to bring our ideas to life. This month we worked with Carmel.
Carmel O’Mara-Horwitz is an Artist and Teacher, in Los Angeles, California. She is the author and illustrator of books for children and adults around the world. When she is not working on books, she is using her illustration skills to create other products. She has recently started a “Kickstarter” Project so she can make a limited edition of her pop-up book “Gypsy Circus”.
You can check out her project here. All donations are welcome!
Visit her website at CARMELOMARA.COM
Sara’s Sizing Suggestions…..sss….
This month’s shirt and tank have a soft vintage feel. It runs true to size and has minimal shrinkage after the first wash. Ladies who want a longer, more boxy fit will enjoy the men’s cut the best. The tank runs closer to “Women’s” sizing so it is a bit snug.
Click Here for size chart and specifications