Literacy Through Art

Literacy Through Art (LTA) is a school outreach program for Western North Carolina counties in which the visual arts are utilized to explore the language arts. The program is supported by annual contributions from school districts, grants from private foundations, from state and federal sources and from Museum general operating fund allocations.

Literacy Through Art includes nine, one-hour lessons taught by a Museum art educator in the school classroom. Art educators lead students in a variety of expressive hands-on visual art projects, as well as employ visual and written prompts in creative writing projects.

The tenth lesson in the Literacy Through Art program is a visit to the Asheville Art Museum, where students participate in a guided gallery tour and complete a hands-on studio project. For more information about the Literacy Through Art program, call 828.253.3227 x121.

Literacy Through Art is supported by the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Target, and TD Charitable Foundation.