The Great River Arts Institute offers OPEN ART after-school programs throughout the school year to foster literacy through art-based, multi-disciplinary activities. We identify regional artists and educators who create innovative, hands-on art projects while interweaving elements of science, social studies, environmental studies and language arts.
After a successful pilot program in Vermont, OPEN ART expanded to elementary school in New Hampshire in 2006-2007. The program is now offered to 3rd through 5th grade students in eleven townships in Vermont and New Hampshire.
More than 200 students will benefit from OPEN ART over the coming school year.