- Class Duration: Classes can be held once or twice a week, for one to two hours. A class can last from four to twelve weeks, depending on what your site needs.
- Class Size: 10 – 14 students allows us to deliver a quality art curriculum. A class with 15 – 22 students is possible with a staff person present.
Sculpture with Found Materials STEAM
Students learn engineering and design skills through short projects using paper, cardboard, wire, and plastic. They use the design process to modify and improve structures shaped like animals, people and common objects using basic engineering principles. The class culminates in the creation of a giant, articulated sculpture as a collaborative project, to be displayed at your site.
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) is a curriculum that integrates the visual arts with Science, Technology, Engineering or Math. Our teaching artists introduce STEAM concepts through engaging projects that integrate design with artistic processes. Students brainstorm and develop their ideas in sketchbooks and then explore and experiment with key concepts in a collaborative setting. Their explorations and resulting designs are presented to parents during a final community celebration.
Benefits of STEAM:
- Develops creativity and independent thinking, what are the 21st century skills of entrepreneurs and innovators
- Inspires creativity and innovation, which can be applied to any career a student pursues
- Improves problem solving skills
- Develops interpersonal communication and collaboration skills
- Promotes understanding of societies and cultures
The Richmond Art Center is proud to be bringing the nationally recognized curriculum to Richmond in collaboration with several local organizations.