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Artful Connections with Math, Science, or Language Arts

Art makes abstract concepts concrete, understandable, and approachable. For nearly 30 years, the Armory's rigorously trained teaching artists have designed and delivered innovative, sequential, standards-based lessons at public and private schools—integrating visual arts with math, science, and language arts in ways that are authentic, multilayered, and complex. In direct collaboration with your K-12 classroom teachers, these hands-on, customized artist residencies during the school day engage and motivate all styles of learners. Let us help you harness the power of art to advance learning and achievement, even among struggling student populations.


"I love the brief videos that allow me to see the various stages of the lessons, and how I can easily download the lesson plan and materials. Not only are the lessons high-quality, but they are accessible and practical. Integrating content areas such as math and art is key in preparing students for real life in which they will be required to draw on knowledge of various disciplines and use different skill sets. Unsurprisingly, my students are very engaged in the lessons and express positive feelings about them. I have shared your wonderful resource with my second and third-grade colleagues!" - Gabrielle Brick, 2nd Grade Teacher, San Lorenzo Valley United School District Charter School


 

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The Armory's Artful Connections programs have been thoroughly evaluated and demonstrate marked improvements in students pre- and post-test scores related to the integrated core subjects. Find out how we can help your students achieve. Contact our Director of Education Lorraine Cleary Dale at [email protected] or (626) 792-5101 x133.


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Children Investigate the Environment

Since 1989, the Armory has encouraged thousands of children to hone their critical thinking skills, make real-world connections to classroom learning, and appreciate Pasadena’s natural wonders through the power of art. Children Investigate the Environment (CIE) takes Pasadena students into nearby natural environments to learn about the earth and physical sciences through the visual arts.

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Children Investigate the Environment is made possible by support Pasadena Water & Power, Pasadena Public Works, PUSD, and the Dwight Stuart Youth Fund.

 

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