The Learning through the Expanded Arts Program (LeAp) hosted its 12th annual student art exhibition on Wednesday, Nov. 20. This gallery displayed watercolor paintings, murals, graphic novels, sculptures and original books.
Instead of the traditional wine and cheese associate with an art gallery opening, these kids were served cookies and milk along with being presented an honorary certificate for participating in the program.
The goal of LeAp is to use art programs to help students become well-rounded and successful in core subjects like grammar, history and science.
“This show demonstrated how much children can learn when taught in an arts-infused manner,” said Ila Lane Gross, co-founder and executive director of LeAp. “They have developed a command of the core subjects while creating beautiful artwork in the process.”