Art Education for Young People

In our Look and See program, a year-long study of visual art, 4th through 8th grade students, as well as their teachers, will learn to experience the meaning in works of art as they are introduced to our unique, objective method of art appreciation.

Classes typically meet once a week and de Mazia instructors work closely with classroom teachers to plan, develop, and adjust the programming and course schedule to meet the needs of their students.

Our art appreciation program for children will offer students the tools to begin to answer questions such as: What is art? Is a painting a recreation of reality, or is it something else? How can students have their own interpretations of art, and yet still agree as a group as to what they are seeing? 

Our intention is to incorporate visual understanding along with their other primary learning skills. Our hope is that learning visual language at a decisive point in the educational life will allow them to objectively see the world with a deeper appreciation.  Students never look at their world the same way again!

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“Students have had the opportunity to learn the language of color while increasing their vocabulary. The artistic lens is beginning to develop. They are using critical thinking skills while comparing and contrasting. This is in direct alignment to the PA State standards.”

— Geraldine Fitzpatrick-Doria
Principal, BB Comegys Elementary School

Many of our classes  for 4 -8th grade students are offered free of charge through the de Mazia Foundation's community outreach.

Click here to download information about how we can design a program for your school or organization.

The Violette de Mazia Foundation receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.



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The Look and See Program

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