Zachary Marshall is a Pre-K Detroit Public Schools student. Once every other week, a teacher from Pewabic visits Zach’s classroom to give an art lesson. In our classes, we use clay to teach Zach and his classmates fundamental art concepts.
We can see the impact of our art classes. The impact is evident in the knowledge the students carry. Zach has learned how to take idea and form it with his hands. Zachary knows, “If you want to make something with clay, you have to roll it into a ball and smooth it.” In addition to witnessing students learn, research has shown that art education programs like ours significantly enhance math, reading, cognitive ability, creativity, critical thinking and verbal skills for young children.
Pewabic has worked with more than 200 Detroit Public School Pre-K students just like Zach. For many of these students, our classes are their very first experience making art. Give a gift to help us continue our effort to bring art back to Detroit Public Schools – one classroom, one child at a time