EUCLID, Ohio-As one of the final celebrations of its centennial, the Cleveland Museum of Art announced it is giving all Euclid City Schools third-graders “Create It Kits.”
In partnership with Cuyahoga County, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, the City of Cleveland and United Way of Greater Cleveland, the Create It Kits will be distributed to third-grade classrooms before winter break. Third graders at charter, private, parochial and other public school districts throughout Cuyahoga County will also receive kits.
Research shows art has the ability to teach children problem-solving, creative thinking and literacy skills. Designed to inspire students to discover their “inner artist” and connect with the museum’s world-renowned collection, each kit contains:
- · A free children’s “Art Explorer” membership to the museum
- · Art supplies
- · Get Creative, a custom-made sketchbook with art-making prompts
- · Five Collection Cards designed to engage students with objects in the museum’s collection
- · DIY green glasses inspired by the museum’s beloved “Portrait of Nathaniel Olds” by Jeptha Homer Wade
Throughout its centennial year, the museum also has given community organizations free RTA bus passes (good for two rides each). In addition to the kits, the museum and the United Way of Greater Cleveland formed a special partnership to provide 2,000 RTA bus passes to students schools participating in United Way’s wraparound initiative.
For more information about the museum’s Create It Kits, visit ClevelandArt.org/centennial.