Side by Side and the Westport Arts Center
June 14th, 2016
In 2013, The Brant Foundation Art Study Center began a partnership with the Westport Art Center’s Connections program and Side by Side School. The Connections program serves to provide school-aged children with access to the arts, regardless of socioeconomic or geographic circumstances. As a sponsor of this program, The Brant Foundation invites the students for a tour of the current exhibition, followed by a 5-week mixed-media art project in the classroom with Westport Art Center’s teaching artist. During the visits to The Brant Foundation, the visual thinking strategies method is utilized to help the students gain both an inspirational and knowledgeable understanding of the exhibition.
The workshops conclude with a student exhibition which showcases the artwork made throughout the 5 weeks.