With most of the United States forced to self-isolate and practice social distancing along with schools canceled parents are now looking for homeschooling options. Even though the Boca Raton Museum of Art is closed to the public, starting this Friday, March 20, the museum is launching a new series of free Online Community Art Initiatives for all ages at this link. Featuring the new Keep Kids Smart with ART series to help parents and their children who are home from school.
According to the National School Boards Association, kids who study art are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement. In fact, studies show that art helps kids earn higher report card grades because skills developed through art lead to better learning in other areas.
The Boca Raton Museum of Art has always provided the community the added benefit of an Art School campus with an innovative art faculty, since its very beginnings in 1950. These art educators are using their expertise to develop online resources using the power of art. Also for seniors who are keeping social distance and who might feel isolated.
This series will provide art-oriented ways for people to creatively utilize their new free-time at home. Online art lessons, tips for parents to use art-making and creativity with their kids at home, and activities for all ages.
The resources on this landing page will evolve as time passes, as the art teachers receive feedback and reactions from families about their needs. It will also branch out to the Museum’s social media channels for ongoing activities — #BocaMuseumatHome.
As stated above, the new series of free online programs, featuring Keep Kids Smart with ART will begin this Friday, March 20th. The link will be here. *The first content will be added on Friday.
This free online series for parents at home with their kids, and for family members of all ages including seniors who might feel isolated at home, is from the Boca Raton Museum of Art.
Source: Boca Raton Museum of Art