What is Abrakadoodle?
Abrakadoodle is the nation's leader in creative art education, offering imaginative classes in painting, sculpting, digital design, collage, mosaics, drawing, and more for children 20 months to twelve years old.
Why was Abrakadoodle created?
America is ready for a renaissance in arts education! Even as art programs have crumbled amidst budget cut backs, Abrakadoodle has emerged as an innovator built upon a love for education and a passion for art. With its belief that more is better, Abrakadoodle inspires students with its wide range of engaging art activities packed with educationally rich content.
Why choose Abrakadoodle?
Abrakadoodle is simply the finest, most comprehensive art program of its kind. Well-trained instructors, outstanding art materials and tools, as well as exceptional curriculum inspire students.
Where are classes offered?
Abrakadoodle brings classes, curriculum, materials and teachers to schools (both private and public), parks and recreation departments, community centers, day care centers, preschools and other convenient locations.
Are Abrakadoodle classes educational?
Abrakadoodle's exclusive curriculum is designed by artists and educators. The integrated curriculum exceeds National Standards for Visual Arts Education. In Abrakadoodle programs, children learn about artists, techniques, artistic style, use of media as well as art history, international styles and cultural background. In the early childhood program, children develop fine motor skills, language, cognitive and school readiness skills.
What is active discovery creation?
Abrakadoodle art education is based on the learning principles of celebrated Swiss educational theorist Jean Piaget. He believed that children learn through active exploration. In Abrakadoodle classes, our teachers present an enchanting environment in which children are introduced to a variety of materials, methods and ideas that encourage individual expression.
What is Process Art?
Abrakadoodle's style of art instruction is called Process Art. Process Art focuses upon what the children are learning through the "process" of creating their art. It allows children to experiment and be creative. It also allows children to make mistakes and learn from their mistakes.
What is Product Art?
Children often create Product Art in school. Product Art focuses on the end result. Children are instructed to "copy" an adult model. In the end, all the children have artwork that resembles the teacher's artwork. Examples of Product Art are the turkeys children create using a paper plate and construction paper or the bubble gum machine that was created by following group step-by-step instructions.
Why is Process Art so important?
Process Art allows children to try new techniques, experiment with ideas and use their imaginations. There are no right or wrong answers. Almost everything children do in education has an expected outcome. We believe that art should be a personal expression resulting in a unique piece of artwork not a copy of someone else's work. To learn more about Process Art , click here.
What is Doodle Drawing?
Doodle Drawing is Abrakadoodle's revolutionary drawing program for children ages three to twelve. It combines three important elements: artistic technique, individual creativity and developmentally appropriate practice. It has received rave reviews form educators, parents and young artists.
Why begin art instruction so early?
Experts agree that the arts are a natural means for young children to play and learn. The benefits of early arts education are many: motivates children in learning, stimulates memory, facilitates understanding, enhances symbolic communication, strengthens problem-solving, develops imagination and critical thinking, builds self confidence and a sense of craftsmanship. The arts play a central role in cognitive, motor, language, and social-emotional development. Young children are very receptive to the arts!
How does Abrakadoodle complement school programs?
Abrakadoodle makes it easy for schools to offer the best in art education. We integrate Abrakadoodle into your school curriculum by providing hands-on lessons in a variety of art forms and styles, along with specialized techniques and incorporating art history. Abrakadoodle also offers popular, enriching after-school programs, as well as specialty classes and camps. Abrakadoodle's lesson plans are carefully crafted, its teachers are very well trained, and it uses high quality art materials through a partnership with Crayola. Abrakadoodle is professional and polished in every respect!
What types of art mediums do children experience?
Abrakadoodle immerses students in many different types of art mediums. From working with acrylics and tempera paints to stamp art, drawing and digital design, as well as sculpting and designing mosaics, Abrakadoodle features the broadest landscape of art classes to kindle your imagination.
What is Abrakadoodle's Artists of Distinction program?
Abrakadoodle features great contemporary artists as Artists of Distinction. These artists teach us about their styles, inspire us with their creative vision and serve as our Contemporary Art experts. We are currently proud to work with Mort Solberg, Award-Winning Painter; Korky Paul, British Children's Book Illustrator; Lisa Cherkasky, Food Designer and Author; Myrna Hoffman, Award-Winning Educational Toy Designer, as well as several other contemporary artists.
Which other artists are featured in Abrakadoodle programs?
In addition to our Artists of Distinction, Abrakadoodle introduces children to the styles, techniques and history of such renowned artists as Cezanne, Picasso, Renoir, Jackson Pollock, Monet, Estivalet, Laurel Burch, Chagall, Ansel Adams, Rousseau, Klee, O'Keeffe, Modigliani, Seurat, Eric Carle, Hokusai and Andy Warhol, to name several.
Is Abrakadoodle's curriculum multicultural?
Abrakadoodle's entertaining multicultural art lessons engage the senses while engendering an appreciation for different cultures. Students learn the art of making Japanese fans with Sumi e while listening to Japanese music. Children create Chinese Bamboo Chalk Pastels and Mexican Sun Faces. They visit Ancient America while making Mimbres Bowls of the Anasazi and travel back to Ancient Greece to sculpt Grecian Urns. From Australia, children participate in Aboriginal Dot Painting, and they produce Rainforest Bird Collages from Ecuador. Students delight in designing Inuit Bear Sculptures from the Arctic Circle, and they make Magic Wands as part of their adventures at the Hogwarts Academy. With ongoing program development, the multicultural opportunities are endless.
How can I help bring Abrakadoodle to my child's school?
Locate the Abrakadoodle Director that serves your community by clicking on our location finder. Let the Director know that you want Abrakadoodle to work its magic in your school. You may also contact Abrakadoodle Educational Services at email@example.com.
Did you know?
- Abrakadoodle is a proud partner of Crayola ®; ensuring that top quality art materials support its cutting edge curriculum.
- Abrakadoodle's Artists of Distinction program adds color and value; noted contemporary artists share their unique style, methods and vision, which is integrated into Abrakadoodle's uniquely fabulous lesson plans.
- Comprehensive arts education is proven to help students perform better academically.
- Art helps children develop such literacy skills as reading, writing, speaking, listening, focusing and problem solving.
- Kids learn to be more tolerant and open through their involvement in the arts.
- The arts promote individuality, bolster self-confidence, and improve overall academic performance.
- The arts can help at-risk youth develop a better attitude towards school.
An impressive 89% of Americans believe that arts education is an important part of a well-rounded education.