After school clubs, sponsored by the PTA, are a good way to provide arts enrichment to children. My club may only benefit a small number of children (up to 40), but at least it is something. If more people would speak out against educational injustices, we could END the test driven educational policies and corporate driven reforms that are harming our children. We could get back to teaching the whole child. Make children a priority in 2012.
Pictured is 6th grade student work: An expressive still life in oil pastels, Van Gogh style. I plan on doing this type of lesson with my art club.
Please read this post for further information on the value of an art lesson: