Share the Journey!
“Creating Legacies through Art: Take an Art Journey”
After a lot of hard work and generous help, we are excited to
announce that “Creating Legacies through Art”, a book of
free art lesson plans, will be released today
The creation of this book began in 2013, in response to an
Arts Challenge by the John S. and James L. Knight
Foundation for innovative projects that would engage and
enrich Philadelphia’s communities. Since it’s founding in
1998, ASI has been concerned with the cutbacks and lack of
access to funding for the cultural arts within the inner city.
With this book, we invite you to join us in encouraging young
ones to embark on a journey to discover how art can be used
to explore nature, literacy, technology, theatre and music.
Help them explore and develop their own core values and
ability for self-expression. “Creating Legacies through Art” is
designed to provide teachers and families with free
approachable art projects that stimulate creative thinking.
Each lesson within the book has easy to follow instructions,
can be completed in less than an hour and uses materials
that are affordable and easy to acquire.
Trail Maps, Road Signs, Travel Kits, Group Tours, and Extended Journeys
Because the path to engaged learning is unique for every
person, we want to encourage children to find their own
creative voice and individual path to success. When you read
the book, you will notice that each lesson is conceptualized
as a “Trail Map”. At the top of each page you will find
symbols depicted within a “road sign”. The symbols on the
sign indicate the learning styles to be found within the
project. For example, the sign to the right indicates that the
Snowflakes project utilizes Technology/Logical-
Mathematical, Multicultural/Interpersonal, and Health/
Intra-personal approaches to learning. Each lesson can be
approached in various ways in order to complement how
each child learns best. Suggestions are included as to how
each project may be extended for further exploration, or
adapted for a class/group setting
One lesson featured in our book is the Healthy Pizza Project
which uses collage to combine the excitement of pizza with
healthy choices! Watch our video tutorial! https://
Don’t let the journey end there! Our book includes links to
more free lesson plans, and fantastic educational resources.
We strive to promote access to arts and educational
resources in order to fulfill our mission to engage the
creative in communities, empower neighborhoods to explore
the positives in peoples’ lives, and heal the mind, body and
spirit through art.
Check out our educational resources below, and follow our
social media accounts for more creative project ideas.
Share the Journey!
The more knowledge, creativity, community and compassion
that we can spread, the better! This book is available for free
on our website at for classroom or individual use only. I
order to review or download the book, we will request that
you answer a small questionnaire, simply about how you
plan to use the book at http://artsphere.org/creating-
As the saying goes, sharing is caring! Please follow us, like
us, or share our posts on social media in order to keep posted
on the status of this book. From there you can also help us to
share creative project ideas, to learn how our volunteers are
dedicating their time to the community, and to find out how
you can get involved!
As you delve into the Art Sphere experience, we encourage
you to document and reflect upon the activities, events and
lessons in which you take part. Please share any photos or
videos that you take along the way in your postings onto the
Art Sphere blog or email
Additionally, feel free to tag us in any photos, videos, social
media posts you create! Art Sphere Inc. is on facebook,
twitter, linked in, youtube, pinterest, tumblr, instagram,
vine, and google+. Please tag us @ArtSphereInc or use some
of our preferred #s. Including:
#loveartsphereinc, #TakeAnArtJourney, #ArtSphereInc,
Thank you for joining us at Art Sphere. Please help us to
further connect and engage with the community by sharing
and expanding our presence on social media.