Art, Music Healthy Hearts in the Gardens (1-2
Florida Standards: VA, LA, SC
ANSG’s Art, Music & Healthy Hearts education program occurs monthly with students working directly with visiting artists in exhibition. This interactive and immersive program for Title 1 elementary school students is designed to embrace the philosophy that art and music play a critical role in academic development. This program also provides the unusual opportunity to not just study world class art exhibits, but to engage with artists themselves, describing to students firsthand their own experiences and influences. As a feature of this program, students create their own artworks in Ann Norton’s studio. Implementing our successful format of exciting students with personal interactions with artists, new this year and inspired by ANSG’s Jazz & Gospel in the Gardens, music will be added to the program. Students will be inspired by engaging with local jazz musicians, will learn about instruments and elements that make jazz such an influential art form. The day culminates with the display of the students’ work in the gallery, proving that even the youngest students can express themselves and are empowered through art.
In partnership with the American Heart Association, students enjoy a wholesome and heart-healthy Rainbow Salad Bar with lunch and lessons about the positive benefits of healthy and tasty food right from the garden.