After-School ArtsProject led by City of St. Clairsville Parks & Recreation
About the project.
The City of St. Clairsville Parks and Recreation Department will be offering various extended education opportunities for middle school and high school students. Students will be educated in various subjects that will develop their artistic talents as well as classes that teach gardening and basic life skills. The St. Clairsville Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide range of programs for both physical health benefits as well as mental well-being. Your support will help in the first stage of programming that will begin tentatively in April 2021, starting with an art program that educates children to hand-build pottery items.
Art therapy develops a child’s creative thinking processes and improves communication while aiding in social interaction and development. The community impact from this type of program will aid in improved manual dexterity, positive social interactions, and give the children a healthy and safe way to express themselves through art.
FAO staff comments.
The After School Arts program will fill a current gap in arts education and programming in the St. Clairsville community. The program will offer both arts education and applicable lessons on basic life skills, providing youth with a positive and supportive community environment.