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CMA is a firm believer in arts education. To help ensure that children across New York City have access to it, CMA has partnered with NYC Department of Education (DOE) to offer arts programs in schools. Professional teaching artists help these schools integrate arts and media projects into their curriculums. CMA also offers curricula guides about a variety of topics available to all parents and educators.
Letting Children Express Themselves Through Art
The Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) is committed to providing children of all ages and abilities with the opportunity to express themselves through art. In addition to the standard workshops, camps and classes offered at their facility, they offer programs for children with special needs, children living in poverty and at-risk families.
- Access Programs: These programs are specifically designed for children with special needs. The "Art for All" program provides children with disabilities and their caregivers free admission to the museum, "Inclusive Saturdays" are dedicated to children on the autism spectrum and "Inclusive Sundays" are for children with physical disabilities. Learn more
- ARTogether: During this program, clinically-trained facilitators lead art projects for chilren ages 2-12 and their caregivers with the goal of creating strong bonds and communication in a safe, nurturing environment. This program was created to help families working towards reunification and recently reunited families. Read more
- RESTART: Children living in transitional housing need some aspect of stability in their lives, which is why the RESTART program was created. Free, weekly art classes are offered to children ages 3-15 by CMA's teaching artists. Current RESTART programs are offered at Henry Street Settlement's Urban Family Center (UFC) and the Urban Transitional Residency Center in Brownsville, Brooklyn.
While the bulk of programs offered by CMA are for children, they also offer professional development and team building workshops for adults. The professional development program is specifically for educators, parents and caregivers who are interested in learning how to teach children about the arts. Offered in hands-on inquiry-based learning format, participants will feel equipped to integrate art into the lives of children of all ages and skill levels. The team building program was created for corporate groups looking to foster problem solving skills, creative abilities, and productivity among their employees. CMA teaching artists provide the space, materials and expertise to bring teams together through art.