The Community Education Department of the Art Academy of Cincinnati is busy administering a new artistic programming at Chase Elementary and Woodford Paideia Academy schools as part of the CPS My Tomorrow Vision 20/20 plan.
“CPS is pleased to partner with the Art Academy of Cincinnati to enhance and expand arts integration in these two elementary schools. We value their history and tradition of providing exceptional artistic training to students of all ages,” says Dr. Isidore Rudnick, who led this artistic initiative through My Tomorrow, a multifaceted program that is rolling out and expanding throughout Cincinnati Public Schools. “The Arts & Culture Programs at Chase and Woodford Paideia focus on educating the whole child through a broad range of academic and artistic opportunities including field study days at The Art Academy.
A driving force behind the CPS My Tomorrow program is preparing students for life by developing the 21st century skills required for success in virtually every profession. These skills are rooted in critical and creative-thinking abilities. Visual arts disciplines foster these important skills as students combine and apply artistic and intellectual disciplines to imagine, create, realize, and refine new solutions in conventional and innovative ways. The Arts & Culture Program features an integrated and dynamic curriculum that includes residencies with some of Cincinnati’s most respected artists, world culture studies, and music and dance classes.
“For nearly 25 years, the Art Academy has supported and strengthened local elementary, junior high and high schools with in-the-classroom art classes, after-school art programs, summertime art camps, and programs offered throughout Greater Cincinnati, throughout the entire year. To solidify this relationship with a contract signifies that both parties recognize the ongoing value of intentional art integration to enhance the student learning experience,” says John Sullivan, president of Art Academy of Cincinnati.
The CPS-AAC Partnership came to life on December 8th when students, parents, teachers and artists came together for conversation, exhibition, and music at Chase Elementary Family Night at the Art Academy.