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Summer Classes at The Art School
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Summer Classes at The Art School

Parents are searching for summer programs for their children right now and may want to take a look at The Art School.  Involvement in the arts is associated with gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skills.  Jo Claire Dodson established The Art School in 2002 located at 915 Oak Street in downtown Conway.  Jo Claire Dodson holds a B.A. Art from Hendrix College.  The Art School students have received over 250 awards in statewide art competitions.  Dodson understands the associations with a well rounded academia and incorporating art into that mandate.  The Art School offers classes for children and adults with summer classes enrollment starting now.


The Fine Arts Program for Children includes:

  • Drawing with graphite pencils, charcoal, markers and colored pencils
  • Painting with  watercolor, acrylic or oil
  • Hand -built and minature wheel pottery
  • Print-making
  • Portraiture
  • Sculpture
  • Silk-screen
  • Calligraphy
  • Figure drawing
  • Fashion Illustration

The arts are disciplines of study in themselves with their own histories and practices, yet they are also increasingly recognized for the ways they promote learning for various children and in various ways.  According to the study: Investigating the Educational Impact and Potential of the Museum of Modern Art's Visual Thinking curriculum: Final Report (source: http://www.artsusa.org/Public_Awareness/artsed_facts/highlights/002.asp), "Being taught to "read" art through a "visual thinking curriculum" helped 9- and 10-year-old students develop their reasoning based on visual evidence.  This increased ability translated into better "reading of evidence in science.

Enroll now by calling The Art School at 501-269-1208.  

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