Art Expression Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA), received a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support programs in under served populations in Washington and Greene counties. They are running programs in three school districts which have had funding cuts made to arts programs.
The organization was recently featured in the Observer Reporter for their work. The article explains that the districts’ schoolteachers and guidance counselors recommend students for these two-hour sessions, selecting kids who may need help socializing, have a behavioral problem or have a disability such as an autistic disorder. Some of these kids are selected because they enjoy art.
“We teach them how to make art, not so much to hang on a wall, but as an expression of self,” said Cheryl Silinskas, an art facilitator who led Thursday’s class at Trinity North Elementary School in Canton Township.
Read the full article here.
Published: June 04, 2019