Art plays a significant role in our childhood development.
And as parents we love to see our kids’ talents fostered through structured learning experiences at school. It’s wonderful to see the excitement on their faces when they bring home a watercolor painting or a hand-drawn picture. If our children are exposed to art at a young age, they are able to tap into their imagination. That confidence in their creativity will have a positive impact throughout their lives.
Clay is one medium that promotes creativity. It is especially helpful in developing fine motor skills in young children. It also encourages self expression and problem solving skills. LEF is proud to support art at all levels of our educational experience. This year the LEF provided a grant to purchase new kilns for our three elementary schools, and one for the high school. We are looking forward to the masterpieces that will be created by our students during the next school year.