The Incubator Offering Programming at the New Orleans Public Library this Spring

We’re pleased to inform you of our upcoming educational programming scheduled this spring!

This March the NOLA Artist Incubator will be offering free educational programming at the Norman Mayer Library Branch. Throughout the month of March, caregivers and children 2-5 can sign up to participate in Budding Artists workshops at the library.

Budding Artists

Budding Artists Program provides STEAM education for children and caregivers, project-based tactile learning experiences, and nature inspired art activities, focused on early literacy. Participants receive materials to expand on the learning activity at home.

Our arts integration programming delivers experiential learning to children 2 to 5 and their caregivers. The program is designed for participants to develop an appreciation for art and the environment through gardening, making observations, and strengthening receptive vocabulary and higher order thinking skills. Over the course of an activity, children and their caretakers examine a topic through observing, reading, and creating sustainable take home art projects with materials to support caregivers to continue the learning at home.

Curriculum & Instruction

Example Topics for Activities include:

Terrific Trees: Reading “The Giving Tree”, making trees with natural objects and nature frames, closing with “Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf” take home craft: leaf collage activity ; and,

Planting With Little Ones: Reading “The Tiny Seed”, painting a planter and planting seeds, closing with reading “The Curious Garden”; take home craft: painting take home planter and tending to plants.

Come grow with us!

Lissie Stewart, professional artist, seasoned educator, and Master Gardener, created the curriculum and will be facilitating programming.

Lissie Stewart to facilitate Budding Artists Program

We’re excited to share our passion about arts and the environment with young learners!

Stay tuned for more updates on how to sign up for the program.

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