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Every day in Buncombe County schools, students engage in high-quality arts education - painting, pencil sketching, pottery, creating murals across our campuses, learning colors and shapes, learning art history, and engaging with the world through a creative lens. 

For Arts in Education week, we take a look at a snapshot of arts education where it all starts - at the elementary level. Glen Arden Elementary’s Amy Chambers helps her students fill the school with their expressive works. Kindergarten students learned about warm and cool colors with coloring pages, gluing strips of colored paper, and looking through magazines about animals and finding the colors in nature.

“My favorite thing about art is that I can teach kids a growth mindset and how we learn from mistakes,” said Ms. Chambers. “That’s our constant focus in the art room. I love giving kids a chance to explore their creativity and have fun in different ways; to have freedom to make choices, create, and learn that mistakes can turn into something great if you keep working at it.” 

National Arts in Education Week is supported by Americans for the Arts on behalf of the field of arts education to bring visibility to the cause, unify stakeholders with a shared message, and provide the tools and resources for local leaders to advance arts education in their communities. Find ways to celebrate the transformative power of the arts in education by visiting www.NationalArtsInEducationWeek.org.