Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA)

Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA)

The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) is Northern California’s largest non-profit provider of arts education programs. Since 1968, CSMA is dedicated to making the arts and arts education accessible to all, regardless of age, skill level, background or financial means. CSMA offers a wide variety of creative opportunities that reflect the rich, multi-cultural landscape of our local community through music, visual arts and new media classes, lessons, and camps; arts-in-the-schools programs (Arts4Schools and Music4Schools); free concerts, lectures, exhibitions and numerous outreach events. CSMA enriches lives with high-quality music and arts education, free concerts, and art exhibitions.

Headquartered in Finn Center in Mountain View, CSMA directly serves over 28,000 people through on-site and off-site programs each year, including over 21,000 students at 53+ schools in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.

EDUCATOR CONTACT INFO

info@arts4all.org

http://arts4all.org/

  230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View, CA 94040, Mountain View, CA 94040

Santa Clara

650-917-6800

650-917-6813

Art4Schools

Program description

CSMA’s award-winning in-school Art4Schools curriculum develops hands-on technical skills and an understanding of the language of art, while also teaching art appreciation and cultural understanding of art and its history.

About the Program

CSMA’s professional art teachers guide and encourage learning and creative expression through sequential lessons in drawing, painting, sculpting, and more. All art classes teach a concept such as line, shape, or color, as well as develop basic technical skills. Lessons are often inspired by a cultural or historical context that encourages students to explore new worlds and view life from other perspectives. Art lessons also coordinate with classroom curriculum to become an integral, enriching part of each child’s education.

In addition to developing individual creativity, skills learned through art education improve development in other subjects, build self-esteem, and develop cultural curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity.

What’s Included

ArtsEd Connect mini-grants may be used towards an introductory visual art workshop. They may also be used to supplement an existing Art4Schools program. Please contact the program for details and pricing.

Booking / scheduling contact

A4S Program Manager

   6509176800

 info@arts4all.org

Program detail
Artistic discipline: Visual Arts
Cultural Origin: Multicultural
Program type: Workshops & Classes
Population served: Pre-K, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Subject: Fine Arts
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Please contact the program for details about scheduling pricing.

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

Educator Qualifications

Standards are customized for every classroom visit: Yes
Instructors receive annual professional development training: Yes
Provides lesson plans: Yes
Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes