arts educationCrayon Collection is partnering with artist volunteers who work with children to provide a curriculum of art education using reallocated crayons. The artist rotates every few months, giving children access to a wide variety of art expression.
The curriculum will take crayons to another level beyond just coloring. Renowned artists Kenny Scharf and Annie Lapin are just two of the the first artists to support Crayon Collection's Art in Education objective. They will design and implement interesting projects using these gently used crayons. This artistic mentoring process will add a deeper level of art education using a resource (crayon) that otherwise would have been trash.
An Art Therapist shared that art classes teach children so much more than just art. These classes teach them to respect others, start dialogues, experiment with materials, observe, find their voice, self-evaluate, make connections, express themselves, learn from their mistakes, clean up, reflect on their work, embrace diversity, persevere, have an opinion, appreciate beauty, break away from stereotypes, envision solutions, value aesthetics, see another point of view, develop fine motor skills and innovate. With crayon supplies and artist mentors, thousands of American children will have the opportunity to be exposed to these greater benefits from art expression.
Crayon Collection Artist Inspiration Series
Artist Yassi Mazandi's project creates a unique self portrait! By drawing a half human / half animal self portrait kids draw from their imagination exploring endless possibilities of the self.See Details
This project is designed for Kindergarten-aged children, as this is the time that they are learning about letter recognition, shapes, sizes, and color.See Details
Using paper or a substrate available and/or are familiar with, students can color their name. They can draw and color different objects in their name. This helps the kids connect with themselves through choosing colors they associate with who they are.See Details
Crayon Collection Art Education Program
Watch as Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.