Literacy Through Art

Literacy Through Art

Literacy Through Art (LTA) is a school outreach program for WNC 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.

LTA 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 LTA lesson is a visit to the Museum, where students participate in a guided gallery tour and complete a hands-on studio project.

For more information about Literacy Through Art, email Erin Shope, school & family programs manager, or call 828.253.3227 x121.


Literacy Through Art is supported by the Blumenthal Foundation, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the City of Asheville.

This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources (NCArts.org).