St Thomas School Art Education Program
SKB supported St Thomas the Apostle Episcopal School in the Nassau Bay area in Houston. The school serves between 85 – 105 preK – 5th grade students with art education an important facet of its overall education goals. With the funds provided by SKB the school was able to expand its art classes and bring more emphasis on creative expression. Using the visual arts to express ideas, the students observed, discussed, analyzed and made critical judgments about artistic work. Teachers led classes that explored a variety of art mediums and learned a skill-set for each. As well they grew in awareness of the world of fine art and developed observation skills.
In addition to developing creatively, the students showed an ever increasing level of confidence, self-esteem, communication, and problem solving skills through expressing themselves through their creative efforts.