New ArtyFacts Program for Young Children! | Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

New ArtyFacts Program for Young Children!

ArtyFacts is a NEW comprehensive arts integration program for young children, dedicated to teaching through, with and about the arts.  Each Mini ArtyFacts class is designed with a theme which guides the curriculum, providing pathways to learning concepts developmentally appropriate for pre-k and kindergartners.  Using art, music and movement along with bilingual storytelling, yoga and creative play, children have the opportunity to develop their imagination, literacy skills and creative problem solving while engaged in a diverse, fun and safe classroom.

NOW ENROLLING FOR WINTER/SPRING 2020:

Mini ArtyFacts: Our Natural World (Tuesdays 9:15-12:15)

Mini artists will explore the many exciting facets of our natural world. Through visual arts, music and movement, students will learn about the weather, solar system, habitats, animals and insects over the course of 15 weeks.

Ages 3-6

Mini ArtyFacts: The Traveling Artist (Thursdays 9:15-12:15)

Mini artists will explore famous artists from around the world. Through visual arts, music and movement, students will learn about different cultures, artists, and significant artwork over the course of 15 weeks.

Ages 3-6

Mini ArtyFacts: Nursery Rhymes (Fridays 9:15-12:15)

Mini artists will explore nursery rhymes and let the traditional poems and imagery guide their learning. Through visual arts, music and movement, students will learn about a new nursery rhyme each week, creating artifacts that are inspired by the stories over the course of 15 weeks.

Ages 3-6

Each class will include stories, music time, art projects, yoga, movement, and dramatic play; while also introducing beginner Spanish vocabulary through songs and stories. Bilingual teaching assistant will encourage speakers of both English and Spanish to explore creatively.


 

LAURA BRINO

Program Director and Lead Teacher

Laura Brino is a freelance artist and singer/songwriter who studied illustration at Maryland Institute College of Art and art education at Towson University. Currently the Outreach Coordinator at Maryland Hall, she oversees many youth programs including Jovenes Artistas,  an after school arts program that gives youth facing adversity a safe environment for self-expression, confidence and motivation to stay in school. Prior to her work at Maryland Hall, Laura worked for Anne Arundel County Public Schools both as a Visual Arts Teacher as well as an Arts Integration Specialist. She is passionate about using the arts as a pathway for learning and is committed to providing dynamic programming for youth. She has presented at three national conferences about the healing power of arts.

Contact info: 410-991-3898 | lbrino@mdhallarts.org

 

ESTEFANI CASTRO

Teaching Assistant and Bilingual Lead

“My name is Estefani Castro. I am 19 years old. I graduated from Annapolis High School in 2017. I plan to go back to AACC and earn my Associates in Child Development. I began attending JA (Jovenes Artistas) in middle school up through the end of high school. When I first heard about the art program I decided to check it out since I never participated in any other after school programs. As a young teenager I was going through so many changes and sometimes I didn’t know how to deal with them but with JA I was able to express myself through art. It definitely kept my mind busy from having depressing thoughts. JA created a sense of belonging. It was like a second home. I had the chance to make new friends and work with them on awesome projects and for that I am very grateful. JA has helped me become a better person and   It helped me realize what my purpose in life is, which is to help kids and lead them through the right path. “