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Free Parent and Me, Crafting Workshop! For ages 3-5 Email US ARTS for more Information!

posted Mar 18, 2018, 9:47 AM by USArts San Diego   [ updated Mar 30, 2018, 9:24 AM ]

BENEFITS OF ARTS AND CRAFTS FOR KIDS

Here are a number of big benefits of arts and crafts for kids:

 ARTS AND CRAFTS IMPROVE THEIR COORDINATION

Arts and crafts usually involve children working with both hands, and involve them moving their hands in a particular manner. This helps them develop their bilateral coordination and fine motor skills, which will help them learn and get used to a variety of other daily activities such as dressing, showering, tying their shoes, and so on. It may also help them in sports when they are old enough to play.

ARTS AND CRAFTS CAN HONE FINE MOTOR SKILLS

Fine motor skills are nothing more than small movements. When you pick up tiny objects, hold a fork or spoon, or manipulate a pen or pencil to draw, you are employing fine motor skills. And with your child colors, makes a craft project at school or creates a macaroni and glue art masterpiece, he is improving his fine motor skills.

ARTS AND CRAFT HELP WITH IMPORTANT VISUAL PROCESSING ABILITIES

You notice patterns, colors and physical improbabilities without thinking twice. That is because when you worked on crafts and your artistic efforts were promoted as a child, you were improving your visual processing skills. This cognitive development is very important in your child’s early years. And when you help your little princess create a construction paper tiara while reinforcing the names and identification of primary colors and objects, you boost your child’s visual processing capabilities both now and later in life.

ARTS AND CRAFTS PROMOTE EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING

I am not referring to your child’s ability to become CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Not yet anyway. Executive functioning means focusing attention, controlling impulses and using working memory. All of those skills are effectively promoted when you break out the crayons, craft paper, scissors and glue and sit down with some arts and crafts quality time with your child. These skills guide planned behavior, and are very predictive of later professional and academic success.

ARTS AND CRAFTS CAN SKYROCKET SELF-ESTEEM

One of the most important stages of child development is when toddlers learn to feel good about themselves. Arts and crafts activities empower children with positive emotional responses to learning. They understand that they created something, and when you encourage and promote this creativity, your kids enjoy a feeling of self-pride.

ARTS AND CRAFTS TEACH THEM TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES

Arts and crafts are a great way to allow children to express themselves, as children tend to be very visual about the things that happen around them and in their heads. For children who are shy and reserved, parents should have even more reason to encourage them to carry out arts and crafts activities as this will give the parents some insight into what their child is feeling, thinking, or experiencing.

ARTS AND CRAFTS ENCOURAGE CREATIVITY

A child’s imagination has no limits, and arts and crafts are a great way for kids to explore their imagination and turn it into something productive. Arts and crafts encourage kids to be creative and innovative, which could further nurture other artistic talents down the line.

ARTS AND CRAFTS ARE A FLEXIBLE ACTIVITY

Arts and crafts are an activity that can be done both alone and with company, so kids can do it whenever they feel like it. It can be a great bonding activity between your kids and their friends or even your kids and you, and also be a hobby which your kids can pursue when they need to entertain themselves when they are on their own.


Upcoming Camp Days

posted Feb 25, 2018, 11:37 AM by USArts San Diego

March 26th- March 30th 
April 9th - 13th 

Spots fill up quickly. Please register in advance to reserve your child's spot.

Click the Art Camps tab for more information!

Three Events: College Preparation Q&A With High School Seniors

posted May 25, 2017, 12:00 PM by zhihua liu   [ updated Jun 1, 2017, 9:02 PM by USArts San Diego ]

We have invited high school seniors to share their high school and college application experiences with you. It will be an open discussion to answer questions that middle/high school students and/or parents may have, and addressing topics such as AP classes, extracurricular and leadership activities, sports, art, etc. 
Space is limited. Please reserve your spots by filling up the form by opening the links on the bottom.

Date: 6/3/2017, Saturday   Time: 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Our guest speakers are:
    Jessica Xu, Attending MIT.
    Jessica Tian, Attending Harvard
    Lillian Bu, Attending MIT

Date: 6/4/2017Sunday. For Art Majors. Time: 3:00 to 4:00 pm
Our guest speakers are:
    Serena Sun, Attending Art Center college of Design at Pasadena.
    Alyssa Winter, Attending Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
    Sophia Fan, Attending Carnegie Mellon University, school of design.

Date: 6/10/2017, Saturday   Time: 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Our guest speakers are:
    April Xie, Attending MIT
    Caroline Zhang, Attending Stanford University.
    Heidi Erwin, Attending Brown University.
    Lauren Zhang, Attending Carnegie Mellon University, major in Computer science. 

If you are planning to attend all three seminars, please fill up the forms in each link. 

    For 6/3, Saturday,     https://goo.gl/forms/dzZdCUzVALxjt1cp2

    For 6/4, Sunday,       https://goo.gl/forms/YhK7lWtYiOqrMu7l1

    For 6/10, Saturday,   https://goo.gl/forms/XWq5YezoHPXxHG0I2

All events will be held in USARTS.

Free Leather Puppet Open Class 5/21 Sunday 1:10-1:50PM

posted May 19, 2017, 10:54 AM by zhihua liu

Come and watch the "New Journey to The West" leather puppet show, and try the leather puppet yourself. See attached file for details.

Upcoming Camp Days

posted Jan 25, 2017, 11:13 AM by zhihua liu

Upcoming Camp Days

Fed. 17th (day camp)
Feb 20th to 24th( Presidents week)
April 10th to 14th( Spring Break)

For age 5yr to 13 yr

We offer drawing and painting classes, 
Academics, Physical Exercises, and Crafts.
 
Please check for space before making payment. Thank you

2015 New Portofolio Programs for High School and Middle School Students

posted May 23, 2015, 12:59 PM by USArts San Diego

Check out the updated Portfolio Programs  for high school and middle school students.

How to prepare your students for colleges ?

posted May 27, 2014, 11:18 AM by zhihua liu   [ updated May 27, 2014, 9:38 PM ]



(The event on June 7th is full, if you are interested in future USArts college events, please fill out the form below and we will email you once another event is planned)

We have invited three high school seniors to share their high school and college application experiences with you. It will be an open discussion to answer questions that middle/high school students and/or parents may have about their high school experiences and preparing for college, addressing topics such as AP classes, extracurricular and leadership activities, sports, art, etc. 

Date: 6/7/2014Saturday
Time: 4:15pm - 5:15 pm
Location: USArts

Our guest speakers are:

Jason Ge, Harvard University
Ann Liu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Siddhi Ramesh, University of Pennsylvania

No more space for this event.

How to prepare your students for top colleges ?

posted May 18, 2014, 11:20 PM by zhihua liu   [ updated May 19, 2014, 3:08 PM ]

(This event is full. We are working on opening another one soon. )

We have invited three high school seniors to share their high school and college application experiences with you. It will be an open discussion to answer questions that middle/high school students and/or parents have about their high school experiences and preparing for college, addressing topics such as AP classes, extracurricular and leadership activities, sports, art, etc. 

Date: 5/25/2014Sunday
Time: 11:15am - 12:45 pm
Location: US Arts

Our guest speakers are:
Mary Zhao, Pomona College
Ann Liu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cameron Ramos, Stanford University

Space is limited. Please reserve your spot by  fill out the online form below :

Day at Museum at Balboa Park

posted May 8, 2014, 5:18 PM by USArts San Diego   [ updated May 8, 2014, 6:25 PM ]

We are pleased to announce that we are hosting a day at The San Diego Museum of Art at Balboa Park! This particular outing will be for Ms. Larissa's students, however we will be offering trips to other classes as well. Click below to see the flyer!

AP Prep & College Application Portfolio Class - For high school students

posted Apr 13, 2012, 1:56 PM by USArts San Diego   [ updated May 2, 2012, 5:21 PM by zhihua liu ]

US Arts is planning to open a summer art portfolio class for students who are already in high school and would like to utilize their fine art to enhance their college applications. The objective of this program is to help our high school students develop a strong college application art portfolio while advancing their fine arts education.

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