The goal of the Arts at GSGBC is to teach our members to express themselves artistically, increase their mindfulness, improve their technical comfort and ability, and learn to work with others to complete projects. Most of the Arts Program’s activities take place in GSGBC’s Art Room, which is fully stocked with arts and crafts supplies and equipped with a woodshop and a pottery kiln. With the support of the Regional Arts Commission and Missouri Arts Council, GSGBC presents art while weaving literacy and artistic career exploration through activities and projects.
Literacy Through Art
The Literacy Through Art Program is a vital component of GSGBC’s literacy-rich culture. Through the Literacy Through Art Program, youth ages 6-16 create art that focuses on enhancing their love and understanding of reading. GSGBC respects that all youth learn in different ways and that the arts may produce greater academic growth in some youth than a formal classroom setting. GSGBC’s professional art teacher, coordinates the Literacy Through Art Program. GSGBC designs age -appropriate projects and coordinates a variety of professional guest artists who bring their area of expertise to the Club. Members learn a variety of subjects, including painting, drawing, paper making, writing, illustrating, and bookmaking.