The Painted Word: Free program at Art Reach for kids ages 3-5 every Saturday morning!

The PAINTED Word is an early literacy ART Book Club for emergent readers (kids ages 3-5) which runs every Saturday from February 2 to April 13 from 9:30am – 10:30am!

This program is FREE for our youngest artists age 3 to 5 years old with their parents, grandparents, or caretaker. Students will be experimenting with different art supplies, incorporating music, language, and movement, to taking work home in a “story” based portfolio of the books they have read over the 10 weeks.

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What is “The PAINTED Word” Program at ArtReach?

The PAINTED Word is a literacy program that incorporates a “whole book” approach to learning where language, words, and pictures, creatively bring books and a love of reading into the daily lives of young, emergent readers.

What happens during a class?

Students are introduced to a different, age appropriate, book each week. The author and illustrator are introduced and defined as to their role in the book, and then we read. Sometimes together, with each child holding a board book version of the story so they may follow along. Sometimes we read as a group and point out sight words, pictures, and add sounds and movement to our experience. We ALWAYS make a connection to the ART! How do the pictures relate to the story? What is the style or technique the illustrator used? Can you make a connection to the words and/or the pictures? Can you create a NEW picture – a piece of Art – that shows how you feel about the story?

All of the classes allow the student to use THEIR own visual language to create an artistic interpretation of what they have read, how they see a character or character(s), or how they think the story will continue, in a CREATIVE, hands-on, process over finished product, ARTIST OWNED, age appropriate, encouraging environment.

The Painted Word at Art Reach
322 West Boylston Street, Worcester MA
Saturdays, February 2 – April 13, 2019; 9:30am – 10:30am

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