LeAp’s 14th Annual Student Art Exhibition, hosted by Citi, features works by students in kindergarten through 6th grade who participated in LeAp’s Active Learning Leads to Literacy (ALLL) program, LeAp’s Summer Quest program (a model initiative selected by the NYCDOE that uses the arts to teach the academics and address summer learning loss) and LeAp Arts Residencies citywide.
From paper sculpture birds and dinosaurs, a Native American Lenape wigwam, and Mondrian-inspired geometric artworks to paintings of historical figures and Civil War photographs, students engaged in hands-on arts projects while learning science, math, history and ELA. LeAp’s unique, arts-based approach to the academic curriculum aligns with the NYS Common Core State Standards and STEM.
WHAT: Citywide Student Exhibition
WHEN: November 2015-January 2016
WHERE: Citigroup Building Atrium, One Court Square, Long Island City, NY 11120
The art in the exhibition was created by students attending:
209Q Clearview Gardens
229X Dr. Roland N. Patterson School
69X The Journey Prep School
218X The Rafael Hernandez Dual Language Magnet School
132X Garret A. Morgan
014X Senator John Calandra
195K Manhattan Beach
34M Franklin D Roosevelt School
“This show demonstrates how much children can learn when taught through hands-on, arts-based strategies. This approach to education captivates, engages, and effectively imparts academic skills and knowledge. I am so proud of our students. They have really become fine artists and academic scholars,”
- Ila Lane Gross, LeAp Co-Founder & Executive Director.