Since 2018, the Mattatuck Museum has partnered with Children’s Community School to provide students with arts education in all grade levels. CCS Creates! Highlights works from the first half of the school year from approximately 90 students. Support provided by American Savings Foundation, Connecticut Community Foundation, & The Robert G. and Marguerite M. Derx Foundation
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Since 2018, the Mattatuck Museum has partnered with Children’s Community School (CCS) to provide over 750 students with arts education and literacy activities. Each program is designed for a specific grade level and helps students develop fine motor skills, visual learning, comprehension, decision-making, language, literacy, and creativity. This Fall we were able to develop 36 new lesson plans for our K-2 program which allow students to complete a new activity each week as they progress up each grade level.
Children’s Community School Creates! highlights works from the first half of the school year from two of these programs: Mattatuck Minis and Capturing Community.
Mattatuck Minis introduces kindergarten through second-grade students to different artists including internationally known artists, local artists, and artists included in the Museum’s collection. Each week, teaching artist Eva Scopino facilitates a book reading that introduces students to an artist and then students create a project in the artist’s style. Here we are highlighting two projects: Make a Friendly Monster based on the artwork of Marc Brown from “The Little Shop of Monsters” and Portraits of Expression! which are
inspired by artist Nelson Makamo.
Capturing Community teaches fifth and sixth-grade students the basics of photography including vocabulary and photographic techniques. This year students focused on their school environment creating compositions from friends and flowers to classroom decorations.
Children’s Community School Creates represents the incredible partnership between CCS and the Mattatuck Museum and celebrates the hard work and dedication of students, teaching artists, and CCS teachers.