Learn about the color wheel and color theory basics for kids!

Color awareness is an important part of everyone’s life! When you choose something to wear, decorate a room or pick crayons to color and handout, you are instinctively working with a color scheme.  Did you know there is a theory of choosing colors that complement each other? It is called …

Celebrating Diversity through Musical Instruments from Around the World

ASI is always looking for new ways to teach use culture to celebrate diversity and create a more inclusive classroom environment for our classrooms with immigrant youth. Many of our students have never had the opportunity to hold a musical instrument before and none of our students had had the …

Famous African American Musicians from Philadelphia: Who Do You Know?

Which famous Philadelphian woman was the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera?  Marian Anderson! She was born in 1897 in South Philadelphia. Hard-working and respectable, her mother was a former schoolteacher. Her father delivered ice and coal throughout the city. At the heart of their community stood the …

Birthstone Art Project

Project Goal: This birthstone drawing project helps students celebrate one another’s birthdays, teaches geometric shapes, radial design and symmetry, and ties into an inspiring poem. Recommended Ages: This project was primarily designed for middle-school through high-school age youth to make art that would lead to discussion.  Step 1: Identify each student’s …