On Wednesday afternoon at Towey Recreation Center, the children were asked…what is your dream? What would you like your life to look like when you grow up? We had some awesome answers…an astronaut, a pop star singer, a doctor, and having a family! First we closed our eyes and visualized what it would be like to have our dream, a technique used to inspire and build motivation and form goals! Then, we wrote our dream on a note card for everyone to keep.
After everyone had their dream in their mind, Miss Kristin set up the tables for everyone to paint their dream! Some kids painted multiple pictures, I loved seeing their faces light up when they talked about their dreams! I told them to always hold those dreams close to their heart, and that anything is possible!
Four ASI staff members (Our Office Manager, Gab, Graphic Designer, Yujing, Teaching Assistant , Sadie and Executive Director, Kristin) met together to answer these questions provided by Stockton Bartol Rush … Continue reading Get To Know Who is in the ASI Office Today!
Giving Groove, Decontrol and ASI came together to celebrate Decontrol’s latest album at a release party at Connie’s Ric Rac on August 4th. These passionate and talented musicians and … Continue reading Musicians Making a Difference in the Lives of Philadelphia Youth!
One of our projects involves making dreamcatchers out of paper plates and string (lesson plan here). We always try to provide as much context and education as possible alongside our … Continue reading History of Dreamcatchers
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People learn to hate, and if they can learn to … Continue reading Anti-Violence Quotes that inspire Peace Sign Art
One of the things I try to do is create an environment in my classrooms where students can feel comfortable sharing their ideas and particularly their artwork. Recently a way … Continue reading Our Dragonflies
In many of my lessons I focus on encouraging the students to make connections, in particular with other people and cultures. I present a concept that seems abstract or surprising and … Continue reading Dreams and Goals
This past Friday Art Sphere Inc. had the opportunity to partner with the Mabel Morris Family Home Visit Program at one of their events. The event was a back to … Continue reading Friday with the Mabel Morris Family Home Visit Program
During our Friday lesson this week a wonderful thing occurred. It displayed trust and an openness to express and be vulnerable. The greatest part of it was that it came … Continue reading Reading Out Loud
I wanted to share one of the things that happened during our claymation class today. I was helping the students brainstorm ideas for their project to see what they could come … Continue reading Thursday’s Clay Animation Class