Arts Education Overview
Club Joe’s, now in its second decade of operation, is a Maryland state licensed program that offers parents the comfort of knowing that their child is in an environment that is conducive to learning. Club Joe’s benefits the intellectual, personal, and social development of all students. Youth learn team building, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, while also sharpening their fine motor and cognitive skills.
Camp Joe’s – provides youth, ages 4-13, from 9 am - 3 pm, with exposure to the arts. Camp Joe’s offers one-week sessions for elementary school-aged children to explore world arts traditions through performing and visual arts disciplines. Over the course of the summer, more than 300 students spend an average of 2-4 hours in motion each day. Before and aftercare available.
The Ability Project is a multi-disciplinary performance project in dance, spoken word, African drum, and more for differently-abled performers with developmental disabilities such as autism or down syndrome. This project uses the power of the performing arts to improve the health, identity, and independence of teens and adults with developmental disabilities.
Arts Education Partnership Programs
Dance Clubs at Partner Schools: After-school dance programming offered once a week in 4 to 6 week increments culminating in a performance on-site at partner schools. Most “clubs” are offered at no cost to participating students. Currently partnered with three elementary schools serving an average of 60 children a year.
Wolf Trap early learning residency: Master teaching artist, Laura Schandelmier, guides Mt. Rainier Pre-K and Kindergarten classes through Early Childhood STEM Learning Through the Arts curriculum in Joe’s studios. Serves and average of 50 children per year.
Contracts for Service: Current contracts are with Elizabeth Seton to provide summer arts learning (in progress serving an average of 40 children) and Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School to provide arts based curriculum (to begin September 2019).
NEW Pre-K Day-time Programming: Planning is in place to pilot day-time, drop-in dance programming for toddlers and their families.
All Arts Education Partnership Programs programs are managed by DeMoya Brown.