Outreach Programs

Art After School

Art After School (AAS) brings art to after-school sites, where kids have the time and freedom to get creative. And it's not just their artistic abilities that flourish - art education fosters their problem-solving, critical-thinking, and team-building skills, too (Americans for the Arts). It's a win-win!

Who
Kids ages 5 to 15

At-risk and special-needs youth receive priority. This year, 84% of students:

  • Are from underserved populations,
  • Are living at or below poverty levels, and/or
  • Have special needs. 

When
Throughout the school year

Where
Area after-school sites

How It Works
AAS teachers visit selected sites every other week for a total of 12 one-hour art lessons. Kids build a great foundation of art knowledge, learning about art processes and the elements of design.

How Much
Free to selected after-school programs

Why
Art education can bolster kids' academic achievement, decrease delinquent behavior, and improve their feelings about themselves and the future (National Endowment for the Arts).

Contact Us
785.670.2420
mulvane.info@washburn.edu