Keep the Arts in Public Schools

Happy Monday Arts Ed supporters! This week we have another Art of Education Past Winner story: Polaris Charter School in Manchester, NH won $2,000 last year. Co-Founder and Director Elizabeth Putnam sent us this inspiring account:

"Without Kris Wine Art for Education, Polaris Charter School may not have an art program. We are so thankful for winning the grant for the past two years! Charter schools in New Hampshire are not funded very well. We opened in 2012 and your grant has allowed us to set up our art program. Instead of just offering crayons, markers, and paper, we can offer our students art lessons in mask making, Klimt Style drawing, sculpture, tile-making. We can set up programs like Artist of the Month, etc. Gifted students can be difficult to challenge and satisfy in their learning. For the past two years, our students have really enjoyed their art classes and their parents have been very impressed with the art work."

Powerful words and a powerful reason to support your local school's arts programs. We'd like to wish Polaris Charter School good luck in the contest this year and we invite you to tell us YOUR story and who you would like to #GiveArt to.

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