The Children’s Art Studio is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded on the belief that children reap tremendous emotional, intellectual and developmental gains from making art and that this opportunity should be made available to all children regardless of their family’s ability to pay. Need-based scholarships are available.
The quality of the instruction is a core characteristic of the program. Each student is given individual attention, and special care is given to the development of their talent. Children are guided to navigate the social terrain of the class and the projects are structured to encourage problem solving with an eye towards solutions that benefit the group. Each individual is cherished while we value the common good. Long class sessions provide children with the opportunity to focus on their work for uninterrupted periods of time and to move past self-imposed limitations. Children learn to slow down, concentrate, plan, think, persevere, and do. A wide range of high quality, non-toxic and eco-friendly materials are used and children learn to manipulate the materials with skill and acuity.
The Children’s Art Studio is a member of the North American Reggio Emelia Alliance, whose mission it is to envision a world where all children are honored and respected for their potential, capabilities and humanity. CAS is also a member of the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative and the Cultural Development Corporation.