What is ASAP?
ASAP stands for After-School Art Program.
This is a volunteer program designed to provide art exposure to children who participate in after-school daycare programs. ASAP requires very little money to start a program and it is a great way to provide art exposure through a variety of art mediums to children.
Budget cuts and government mandates on core curriculum in education have reduced and sometimes eliminated art in the classroom. ASAP gives kids a fun activity to do after school and the students benefit from art enrichment!
August 2011 ASAP begins as a volunteer initiative by Ali Skinner at Franklin Elementary in Vincennes, Indiana with 30 students in after school care.
May 2012 ASAP finishes its first full school year with over 75 students participating.
>August 2012 National Art Honor Society Students volunteer to help spread ASAP to all elementary schools in Knox County, serving over 250 students.
April 2013 A website is developed for ASAP to provide resources for other schools to develop an ASAP program at their school.
October 2013 ASAP Facebook page is up and running to help spread ASAP to more after-school coordinators, parents, educators and school administrators.
November 2013 Founder Ali Skinner is recognized by The Indianapolis Children's Museum for developing and implementing ASAP.
Our Art Projects
The projects posted on our website are very easy for volunteer instructors to create with students.
A supply list, example of the project, and a step by step instruction list is included every week in the Weekly Projects tab of this website.
These projects are a guide. You can make modifications or adjustments to the art project based on the art supplies you have on hand and the ages and ability of the children involved in your program.
|ASAP Founder Ali Skinner creating a masterpiece with her students.||The ASAP kids at Franklin Elementary School working on Mother's Day cards.|