SAA/ISCAP Children's art Project 2019
Savannah Arts Association (SAA), Create an Artspace and International Student Climate Art Project (ISCAP) are working together to provide hands-on activities for area children at no cost. This project begins on Saturday, January 12th at Hobby Lobby in Pooler.
This project is the brain child of Savannah Arts Association Board Member, Carol Anderson. She began considering what kind of difference she could make, individually, after a failed attempt to attend The People's Climate March in 2014. Carol realized that the hope is with our children, helping them to understand our fragile climate, the environment and the animals that call this world home.
ISCAP was launched and met huge success, not only locally, in area schools, but nationally and internationally too. Carol's endless energy and excitement have encouraged teacher and students worldwide to create art representing, demonstrating and reminding us of the climate in which we live.
Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis only. Parents are responsible for registering students. Space is limited, so please only register if you intend to attend. If you are unable to attend, you should leave a message at 912-289-7038 immediately.
Children will complete different projects each week, depending on the age of the child, the instructor, and the medium being utilized for that class. All materials and lessons will be age appropriate, and all supplies will be provided free of charge to all students.
Each lesson will begin with an appropriate scientific concept and a short lesson related to the impact on our climate. Once the science lesson is understood, students will begin the art lesson, focused on combining new scientific knowledge with an art skill, creating a piece of climate art.
The climate art will be collected by the instructors and exhibited in a special display at Asbury United Methodist Church that will run in mid-February 2019. Children will be placed in age appropriate judged competitions and all student artwork will be sold to support future SAA/ISCAP programs (not just in Savannah, but throughout the US and across the world.)
In addition, SAA and ISCAP are pleased to announce that Fight Dirty Tybee will be working with the initiative, providing beach trash collected locally, providing information and understanding to the instructors, and helping to educate the community with regard to our local, national and world climate issues and how we can help them.
Classes begin Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Hobby Lobby in Pooler. Students must have a ticket to attend the class, as spaces are limited. New classes, after school and on weekends will be added over the next month. Check this page often.
Tickets are free, and are on a first come first come basis.
Make sure that you enroll your child in the appropriate age class
You are responsible for dropping off and picking up your child on time. Our instructors are not babysitters. They are artists who deserve to enjoy their break between classes.
SAA, Create An Artspace and ISCAP have been continually blessed. Art supply companies from around the US, and around the world, have graciously donated the majority of the supplies used in this and future art outreach classes. You can see our growing list of sponsors here. Special thanks to Blick Art Supplies, Savannah for providing materials, supplies and advice for this local project.