At Northwest Arts Center, we believe passionately that every child should have the opportunity to engage in the art process—regardless of income or background—and experience the benefits of quality art education. By starting at the preschool and elementary level, children learn to become critical thinkers, keen observers, and innovators. Students’ ideas are of primary importance at NWAC where kids are treated as future leaders. When teachers reward ideas, it encourages students to dream about the future. They are challenged to take risks in a supportive environment. For children with learning or physical disabilities, the Northwest Art Center creates opportunities for expression that honors each child’s individual abilities and helps boost their confidence and self-esteem. Art encourages students to notice the world around us; it fosters curiosity, wonder and imagination.
The Northwest Art Center is proud to have a dedicated team of art instructors who inspire our students and community with their talents and creativity. Our instructors have over 50 years of combined experience in the arts and come from a broad range of backgrounds. Many of our teachers are also professional artists.
In addition to creating a team that has the right mix of skills and qualities, we also want to make sure that we provide a safe environment. To that end, we ask that all of our staff and volunteers complete a criminal background check before working with children.
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