NEW BRITAIN - The Art League of New Britain has partnered with the TRiO Middle School Summer Academy to incorporate arts as part of the program’s summer STEAM curriculum.
The program is part of Central Connecticut State University’s TRiO Educational Talent Search program, which is designed for youths in grades six through eight and. It takes place at the Institute of Technology and Business Development.
The art part of the program is being taught by the Art League of New Britain for two weeks of the summer program.
“STEAM lets art be a tool for STEM learning as well as developing creativity,” Paul Baylock, president of the Art League said.
The art part of the summer program includes demonstrations, drawing lessons, painting, sculpting, computer-aided design, 3D printing and more. The students will also be able to visit local museums.
The American Savings Foundation provided funding for the Art League to partner with TRiO for the two weeks.
The Art League of New Britain was founded in 1928. It transitioned into an art club in 1934, allowing artists to work together. The league hosts six art shows every year and features local artists, seminars, workshops and classes.
The TRiO program focuses on teaching science, technology, engineering arts and math with the goal of supporting low income students. The program also includes an Upward Bound Math & Science program, offering college preparation and exposure along with career development and cultural enrichment.
To learn more about the TRiO program, visit ccsu.edu/trio/ or contact program director Andres Sovero at 860-832-2226.
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