2015-06-17 / Front Page

LeAp Arts Continuum Art Show

More than 200 parents and students from PS 209 and JHS 194 attended the final LeAp Arts Continuum Art Show.More than 200 parents and students from PS 209 and JHS 194 attended the final LeAp Arts Continuum Art Show.More than 200 parents and students from PS 209 and JHS 194 attended the final LeAp Arts Continuum Art Show on Tuesday June 2. Parents were amazed at the quality of the work the students produced over the past several months. At the event, students led lessons in sculpture and portraits, and later, speeches and awards were given at JHS 194 William Carr, 154-60 17th Ave, Whitestone.


Over 50 works in the show have been selected to also be featured at LeAp’s Citigroup exhibition in October.


This event is the culmination of LeAp’s Arts Continuum program. The program ensures that students receive an enriching arts program as they continue their education from elementary to middle school. Selected students from each class will be presenting their completed projects to families and facilitate an arts workshop which demonstrates what they’ve learned in the program. All guests are welcome to try their artistic hand.


LeAp Arts Continuum Program has served 385 students. All grades at PS 209 spent three months mastering color theory, watercolor, portrait, and landscape painting; sixth graders at JHS 194 mastered bas reliefs in the Egyptian and classic Greek styles. “It’s been amazing to build a Continuum from elementary school to middle school, I’m excited for the share between the two and to share their work with their parents” said Ila Lane Gross, LeAp Executive Director.


LeAp is honored to have been awarded one of only 21 Arts Continuum grants from the NYC Department of Education. In gaining this grant students have gained a new way of learning their history creatively.


LeAp partnered with the DOE and PS 209 Clearview Gardens School and JHS 196 William H. Carr. Learning through an Expanded Arts Program (LeAp) is a non-profit, arts education organization committed to improving the quality of public education through a unique, hands-on, arts-based approach to teaching the core curriculum. Since 1977, LeAp has provided more than two million New York City students in kindergarten through 12th grade with music, dance, theater, digital media, and visual arts programs that directly teach the academic curriculum. LeAp offers in-school residencies, afterschool activities, teacher trainings, parent workshops, and assembly programs to schools citywide, conducts programs in hospitals, shelters, and cultural institutions and develops educational materials. LeAp is an innovative leader in the field of arts education, and has received major awards, grants, and endorsements from the United States Department of Education, New York City Department of Education, Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), The After School Corporation (TASC), and the offices of the mayor and governor.

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