Day Nursery has been very fortunate to work with Young Audiences of Indiana to pilot the Young At Arts program for preschool children across the state. Through our partnership with Young Audiences, Day Nursery children have been exposed to a wide variety of arts programming from clogging to making mosaics. Young Audiences artists not only enrich the lives of our students, but our teachers benefit as well. Each residency involves a planning session and a post event time of reflection with the artist and teacher so plans can be made about how to keep the arts alive in the classroom after the artists have departed. When we heard Young Audiences was going to have a booth at Arts Day at the Indiana Statehouse yesterday, we decided the event would be a perfect destination for a walking field trip with the children from our State Government center. Each child make a piece of wearable art and, from all accounts, they were the hit of the morning. Thanks to Stephanie Haines at YA for this photo. The purpose of Arts Day was for arts advocates to meet with their legislators and express their support for public funding for the arts.
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