This website is made possible by a special grant from The Dwight Stuart Youth Fund.
Development of this web resource was powered by LAUSD student interns.
WELCOME TO ARTSCAPE
The Los Angeles Unified School District’s Art and Artifact Collection holds immeasurable value for transforming how students learn. Through years of alumni and general donations, the district’s collection of paintings, drawings, ancient artifacts, rare books, and historical photographs has grown to more than 50,000 pieces. Artscape utilizes these important works of art and history to promote student engagement inside the classroom and beyond.
Artscape also opens broad public access to the collection for the first time ever. We are pleased to showcase The First Fifty works of art and ancient artifacts, and invite you to visit the site often as we exhibit more of the collection and provide a growing number of educational resources for teachers and students nationwide.
The Arts Consortium, a project of Community Partners, is a nonprofit consultancy focused on arts-integration and community engagement as measurable ways to improve academic success. We leverage our partnerships with local schools, educators and our region’s leading cultural institutions to develop tailored solutions that prepare students to be life-long agents of change in their communities.Learn more…
The mission of LAUSD’s Arts Education and Creative Cultural Network Plan is to devise a forward thinking program that is collaborative, sustainable, and accountable for results – one that will carefully manage all resources to create more arts education opportunities and creative cultural experiences in reach of every student and their families, both inside and outside of the classroom. Learn more…
LEARN BY DOING: ARTS INTEGRATION IN THE CLASSROOM
Click the video above to see how an interactive workshop developed by the Arts Consortium for ArTES, an LAUSD magnet school, demonstrates for parents how integrating different art forms into classroom instruction can engage and inspire their students. Observe parents experience the same instruction given to their students in a variety of common core classes – but through the lens of improvisational dance, classical music, graphic design and other art forms. Arts integration provides a novel tool for teachers to communicate classroom material in a way that is not simply top-down or listen-repeat. It opens a forum for students to think critically about different perspectives in core subjects, making it an effective tool for eliciting deeper student participation and enhancing academic success. Watch the video>>
To learn more about arts integration in education also visit these sites:
Arts Integration: A Boundary Breaker in Teaching the Common Core – A Forum Sponsored by Southern California Public Radio TED Talk: How To Learn? From Mistakes. Diana Laufenberg
Build the Future. You can help us reach more students with arts-integrated curriculum designed to engage them and build the real-life skills they need to succeed. Your donation of any size will help ensure that Artscape continues to bring educators, students and the general public a rich variety of online exhibits, resources and programs for innovative teaching. With your support, we will be able to continually feature more exhibits, build more lesson plans related to the collection and add exciting new features to this site. Simply click on “Donate to Build the Future” below to make your online tax-deductible donation today.
Preserve the Past. Stewardship of the artwork contained in the collection of LAUSD and its schools is essential. It will ensure that the priceless artwork, ancient artifacts, historic photographs and rare books contained in this collection will continue to serve students and the public for years to come. For as little as $2,500 you can become an Art Angel and support our preservation efforts. Click on the “Donate to Preserve the Past” link below to learn more.
LAUSD and The Arts Consortium are continually expanding their ties to leading cultural institutions in the Los Angeles area to ensure that its arts integration programs deliver innovative and sustainable opportunities to enhance student success. Visit the links below to learn more about our partners.
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