Purpose of the Arts for Children’s Enrichment (ACE) Program
1. To provide experiential arts opportunities for as many youth as possible in King, Kitsap, Snohomish, and Pierce Counties 2. Introduce youth to various mediums and forms of art expression that broaden their understanding of culture, intercultural relations and sustainability 3. Support 4-H Life Skills Development · Learning to Learn (using one’s mind to form ideas and make decisions – includes critical thinking, independent judgment, and creative problem solving) · Accepting Differences (recognizing and welcoming factors that separate or distinguish one person from another (cultural understanding)) · Communicating (exchanging thoughts, information or messages using artistic expression)
ACE Background The Arts (dance, theater, music, and visual arts)
Fosters the development of higher-order thinking skills, including critical thinking, independent judgment, and creative problem solving. The arts also provide uniquely stimulating vehicles for student to communicate their own ideas.
Encourages students to experience creativity in a variety of roles through their own creations and performances and through art works and performances of others
Provides opportunity for participatory learning”
ACE utilizes authentic arts resources to provide opportunities for performances and interactions with professional artists
ACE makes connections with other subjects (BIG IDEAS)
ACE provides opportunity for reflection
ACE uses assessment as an ongoing part of the teaching and learning process
ACE uses the WSU College of Liberal Arts’ three integrated/interdisciplinary themes that address collective global issues.
1. Cultural Understanding and Enhancing International and Intercultural Relations 2. Just and Sustainable Societies, Policies, and Practices 3. Social, Cultural, and Psychological Impacts on Human Health
Students will 1. Create original works of art 2. Perform new or existing works of art 3. Respond to the artworks and performances of self and other