In a bustling city like Baltimore, there are so many opportunities. There are incredible chances to get pulled into the power and allure of art, especially for young students. And guess what? Creative City’s K-5 public charter school has the secret sauce to make these moments drip with inspiration. We are a play and place-based community school that uses art to power critical thinking and imagination.
Triggering Resourcefulness through Art
Imagine this: you're a curious 3rd grader looking at a blank canvas, and the world of possibilities suddenly opens up before you. You have a few colors, brushes, pens and other supplies, and now you must CREATE based on what you feel. This is how our students use imagination and available resources to make their mark on life. It's how they use it to problem solve, dream up new possibilities and become architects of innovation.
Whether it’s a dynamic painting, a funky sculpture, or a playful dance move on stage (because stages are canvases, too), Creative City students know it’s not just about colors and shapes; it's a fun brain workout.
Motivation to Ask Questions
Crafting is like a mystery waiting to be solved. Just like curious detectives, our students analyze the details of their creations. From the strokes of a painting to the emotions of the piece--they dissect the stories hidden in a dance routine. This is how our hands-on curriculum encourages students to ask questions.
Why did the artist choose that color? Does this piece make you feel anything? What message is it trying to get across? By questioning, students practice critical thinking skills.
If you’ve ever noticed how art can trigger memories and associations, then you know how creative ideas are like puzzle pieces fitting together. At Creative City, we encourage our students to play the “connect the dots” game with art. They learn to spot connections between creative forms, like linking dots on a page. This nurtures flexible thinking and pattern recognition.
Faculty and staff at Creative City know that an art-integrated approach to learning is one of the best ways to keep students excited and engaged.
So, whether your child is a young Basquiat in the making or has the curiosity of Issa Rae, Creative City is where their imagination and critical thinking skills can take flight. Join us in crafting a brighter future through the dynamic blend of art and education. Enroll now!
About Creative City Public Charter School
Creative City Public Charter School is a dynamic K-5 elementary school with caring educators. We engage our students in a placed-based learning environment using the city of Baltimore as a cultural and civic foundation. Our approach is creative yet challenging; and our tuition-free public school encourages out-of-the-box thinking alongside the pursuit of each student’s personal, highest academic potential. Enroll your child today!