Almost every arts organization in the greater Sacramento region has a program dedicated to teaching, challenging and inspiring our young people. Through these arts education outreach programs, children learn to think creatively, collaborate as a team, use critical thinking and problem solving skills and develop an appreciation of how the arts engages and embraces all people, regardless of age, color, religion and economic background. Children build self-esteem and self-confidence and at the same time enjoy the experience of learning.
Students & the Arts reported by The Sacramento Bee
MatrixKids Field Trips offer school children hands-on programs at the Matrix Arts Galleryat 1518 Del Paso Blvd
For more information, call (916) 923-9118
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Arts organizations and schools are always looking for community sponsorships.
If you or your company is interested in sponsoring or mentoring an arts program that will make a difference in a young person's life, please email sacramentoartsadvocate and every effort will be made to connect you with an arts organization in the greater Sacramento region.
a special outreach program designed to introduce children in 3rd through 6th grades to the world of opera. Opera-Tunities provides an introduction to the art form, featuring specific reference to the Sacramento Opera's main stage productions. When schools register for the Opera-Tunities for Children program, they will receive lesson plans, workbooks that include songs, stories, games and puzzles and a classroom visit by a Sacramento Opera singer and pianist. To schedule an Opera-Tunities at your school, call Artistic Director, Timm Rolek (916) 737-1000.
For season subscriptions and more information, call Bethanie at (916) 737-1000
"But for the Opera, I could never have written Leaves of Grass."
Very Special Arts presents "I Can Do That"
a developmental and educational artists-in-the-schools program during the 2006-07 school year. 50 professional artists have been hired to work with 50 k-12 schools throughout Sacramento County with integrated groups of special education and regular education students. Target goals for students include: development of self-esteem, communication, socialization, self-direction and behavioral skills.
The Sacramento Symphony League is dedicated to providing opportunities for children to experience the joys of classical music.Their Music in the Schools program provides: a scholarship program to enable young people to go to summer music camp, to have private music lessons and to participate in the Sacramento Youth Symphony; sending ensembles of musicians to schools to play classical music and to explain musical instruments to students; a docent presentation of a musical puppet show to explain how an orchestra works; provide CD players and classical CDs for teachers in their classrooms; a musical instrument restoration project for musical instruments in schools; a video library for teachers to have access to classical music videos; and the Classical Kinder Concerts for children and families each spring.
For more information, call (916) 557-9289
Arts Works Conference
Contact Beth Mott
Association of CA
August 5, 6 & 7 2004
Natomas Charter School's Performing & Fine Arts Academy is a public, tuition-Free middle school and high school which is dedicated to enhancing and expanding the quality of and appreciation for the arts in the Natomas and the greater Sacramento community. Areas of focus are: instrumental/vocal music, dance, drama, visual art, stagecraft and digital arts.
For more information on enrollment, call (916) 928-5353
4600 Blackrock Drive, Sacramento, CA 95835
Hemispheres Arts Academy is a nonprofit organization that provides visual and performing arts courses for middle and high school students in Sacramento County.
The Friends of the Sacramento Public Library are seeking entries for the 18th annual Focus on Writers Contest. Awards will be given in six categories, including poem, short story and first chapter of a novel. There is a $5 entry fee per unpublished manuscript.
Deadline for submission is August 31, 2004
For more information, call (916) 264-2880
Scholastic Art & Writng Awards have provided an avenue for young artists and writers, in grades 7 - 12, to receive recognition and rewards for their creative achievements since 1923. By acknowledging the visions and voices of emerging artists and writers, the Awards have helped nurture eight decades of promising talent by providing recognition, cash awards and college scholarships. Entry deadlines vary depending on where you live. For details, go to www.scholastic.com/artandwritingawards/enter.htm
The Arts and Humanitites
are critical building blocks for a child's development. Drawing helps children improve their writing. Poetry helps with memory. Theater bings history to life. Arts and humanities help to develop vocabulary and critical thinking and an appreciation for math and science.
--First Lady Laura Bush
December 2, 2002
Proceeds from the purchase of California Arts License Plates go to Arts Education programs benefiting over 6 million California school children.