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Art to Heart

Visual Arts

In the Program

  • Parents and children make steppingstones together at the Head Start Center in Leitchfield, KY.
    Make a steppingstone »
  • Educators discuss the benefits of visual arts activities.
    Key points »
  • Students and teachers work on art projects at two St. Louis-area schools that use ideas from the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education.
    About Reggio Emilia »
  • Students at Byck Elementary in Louisville create bird paintings in the style of John James Audubon.
    Audubon in the classroom »
  • A teacher at Philadelphia’s Settlement Music School helps preschoolers learn to see the world in terms of a visual alphabet.
    About visual literacy »
  • Children explore books and art in activities at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Institution’s Early Enrichment Center.
    Ideas to use »
  • Martin Rollins, associate curator of school programs at Louisville’s Speed Art Museum, explains the progression of drawing development. (For more information, see pages 12 and 13 of the downloadable viewing guide.)