At YAA we integrate art into accessible educational activities that infuse excitement with interaction!
We offer FIELD TRIPS, CLASSROOM OUTREACHES and EXPERIENCES AT YOUR SCHOOL tailored for ALL age groups and grade levels. All programs integrate Florida Standards to support various curriculum needs for each grade level.
*Choose from the S.T.E.A.M. Workshops below
Each YAA classroom outreach program is geared towards the 21st century learner! YAA’s educational programming incorporates hands-on art activities with Common Core Florida Standards, engaging critical thinking for students of all abilities.
Cost: $540 for 2 sessions, $630 for 3 sessions, $760 for 4 sessions
*Projects and materials may be modified based on age group
For nearly a century, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, lovingly named “the Polka Dot Princess” has enchanted the hearts and minds of art lovers young and old. Inspired by Kusama’s giant flower sculptures, students will create their own mixed-media polka-dot flowers. Included in the activity are STEAM based elements involving the parts of a flower.
From the dawn of civilization, clay has played a pivotal role in the social, physical and technological development of humankind. From ancient clay writing tablets to decorated pottery, the art of ceramics has served an essential part in telling the story of humanity. Inspired by ancient pottery, students will create and decorate their own pinch pots using air dry clay (no kiln drying required). Included in the activity are STEAM based elements including the how clay is formed, the different varieties of clay and a brief history of the many uses of clay.
Fossils are the key to unlocking what the world was like hundreds, thousands or even millions of years ago. Fossils preserve the image of long extinct animals and plants, including dinosaurs. Students will create and decorate their own clay fossils using air dry clay (no kiln drying required). Included in the activity are STEAM based elements including an introduction to paleontology, how fossils are made and where they are found.
One of the oldest known forms of storytelling, puppetry is the art of bringing inanimate objects to life. Miami puppeteer Pablo Cano continues this age old tradition with his own unique upcycled marionette creations made with found objects. Students will create and decorate their own puppets. Included in the activity are STEAM based elements including an introduction to history of puppets and the mechanics of building and manipulating puppets.
Artists have always had a special connection to water. Water has inspired, sparked the curiosity and challenged the skills of generations of artists. Following that tradition, Miami based collaborative artists Nice’n Easy explore water as the subject matter of their sculptures and installations. Students will create their own water themed artwork. Included in the activity are STEAM based elements including an introduction to the importance of water as a natural resource and as a well as a source of creativity.
YAA will come to your school!
Take YAA back to your classroom or home and extend the experience with your choice of three different Art Packs. Included is a downloadable video tutorial, instructions and enough materials for 25 students. Cost: $50
Nature Sunprints: 6 x 6 white squares (500 pc.), shells, feathers, pinecones, and instruction booklet
My Culture’s Kokeshi: Peg people, fabric squares, yarn, buttons, tacky glue, markers, and an instruction booklet
3D Portrait Puzzles: 4 wooden cubes, 1 jar of mod podge, brushes, printed portraits, and (1 image in color) instruction booklet
Ask us about our Discounts for Private & Charter School Teachers!