Many parents ask: what they can do at home to help support their child?  Give them time to create!!!  Drawing, sculpting with clay, building with Legos or other toys, creating art on the computer, and taking photographs- all these help support the elements of the art curriculum.  Coloring with your child is invaluable~ that simple practice of craftsmanship, of staying in the lines helps so much with hand/eye coordination.  Have your child practice cutting too!  Have students cut coupons! 

    Exposing children to art is also valuable.  We are so fortunate that the Utica area is so connected to the arts.  Bring your child over to the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute to view their collection and explore.  This encourages aesthetic choice and decision-making while forming a life-long love of art.