Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Tampa, FL - May 24, 2016 - Creativity Express is a multi-award winning Visual Arts Curriculum created by former Disney animators and professional educators. Each lesson features expert animation and engaging characters, followed by hands-on activities to strengthen understanding of the ideas presented. Each App contains a set of four lessons, covering the full 16 lesson Creativity Express Online curriculum.
The four sequential Creativity Express Apps have been reviewed by Lumos Learning Teachers, and the content aligned to the National Common Core Arts Standards.
“Arts education isn’t something we add on after we’ve achieved other priorities like raising test scores and getting kids into college. It’s actually critical for achieving those priorities in the first place.”
‘Start With Art’ contains the first four introductory lessons from Creativity Express. The lessons in ‘Start With Art’ are designed to begin a child’s journey into the world of art, creativity, and visual learning.
Lessons: ‘Art as a Language’, ‘Messages in Art’, ‘Line’, ’Shape & Form’
‘Start With Art’ received a top 5-star rating. The lesson content is aligned to the National Core Arts Standards for the Visual Arts: VA:Cr1.1.5a, VA:Cr1.2.3a, VA:Cr1.2.Ka, VA:Cr2.3.PKa, VA:Cr1.1.5a, VA:Cr2.3.1a, VA:Re7.2.3a, VA:Re7.2.4a, VA:Cn11.1.Ka, and VA:Cn11.1.3a
‘Color Smart’ contains the second set of lessons from Creativity Express. ‘Color Smart’ focuses on color theory, the use of color in artwork to create an emotional response, and the chemistry and history of making paint.
Lessons: ‘Value’, ‘Color’, ‘Warm & Cool Colors’, ‘Making Paint’
‘Color Smart’ received a 4-star rating. The lesson content is aligned to the National Core Arts Standards for the Visual Arts: VA:Cr1.1.5a, VA:Cr1.2.2a, VA:Cr1.2.3a, VA:Cr2.2.Ka-a, VA:Cr3.1.3a, VA:Re7.2.6a, VA:Re7.2.8a, VA:Re8.1.2a, and VA:Re8.1.5a
‘Envision Art’ contains the third installment of Creativity Express. The four lessons of ‘Envision Art’ use the foundations of the previous apps to explore subtle but sophisticated techniques artists use to convey emotions and communicate through their work.
Lessons: ‘Eyes’, ‘Movement’, ‘Emphasis’, ‘Portraits’
‘Envision Art’ received a top 5-star rating. The lesson content is aligned to the National Core Arts Standards for the Visual Arts: VA:Pr6.1.3a, VA:Re.7.2.2a, VA:Re.7.2.3a, VA:Re.7.2.4a, VA:Re.7.2.5a, VA:Re.7.2.6a, VA:Re.7.2.7a, VA:Re.8.1.2a, VA:Re.8.1.4a, VA:Re.8.1.5a, VA:Cn11.1.3a, VA:Cn11.1.4a, VA:Cn11.1.5a, and VA:Cn11.1.6a
‘Charting Art’ contains the last four lessons of Creativity Express. These final lessons make cross-curricular connections to math and history, engaging children in more complex subjects using art as the compass.
Lessons: ‘Time’, ‘Math’, ‘Museums’, ‘Inspiration’
‘Charting Art Art’ received a 4-star rating. The lesson content is aligned to the National Core Arts Standards for the Visual Arts: VA:Pr6.1.4a, VA:Pr6.1.3a, VA:Pr5.1.6a, VA:Pr5.1.3a, VA:Pr4.1.5a, VA:Cr3.1.4a, VA:Re7.2.5a, VA:Pr4.1.1a, VA:Cn11.1.7a, and VA:Cr2.3.3a
Each App Features:
- Animated art guides – Tickles, Furnace, and Ruby – who lead children through four fun and engaging cross-curricular lessons designed to enhance your child’s critical thinking skills and unlock their creativity and problem solving capability.
- 8 ‘Creativity Builders’ art projects that give children hands-on experience using knowledge from each lesson. With two projects per lesson, the topics range from making a time capsule to designing a movie set.
- A ‘Parents’ page with a detailed guide to each Creativity Builders project including objectives, vocabulary, materials and procedures.
- Idea Gizmo to jump-start your child’s imagination and creative thinking skills.
- Doodle Gizmo -A fun, easy-to-use drawing and painting program for your mobile device.
- Comprehensive Glossary of art terms and definitions
The four Creativity Express apps are available in the App Store, on Google Play, and Amazon Underground.
About Madcap Logic:
Madcap Logic, LLC was founded in 2007 by former animators from The Walt Disney Company with a vision to re-define Art Education. Collaborating with professional educators they produced Creativity Express, a multi-award winning online curriculum that meets the National Standards for the Visual Arts. Sixteen cross-curricular lessons teach the elements and principles of art, with an added focus on empowering kids’ inner creativity, imagination and critical thinking skills.
Today, Madcap Logic is known for developing fun, innovative educational products that help kids achieve a new understanding of the visual world around them.
About Lumos Learning
Lumos Learning is a division of Lumos Information Services, a publisher of innovative tools that enhance classroom learning for children in K-12. It has developed learning platforms that combine online and print media to complement classroom learning. Using the Lumos Study Programs, parents and educators can reinforce the classroom learning experience for children and help them succeed in the classrooms and standardized tests. It was founded in 2007 and based in Piscataway, NJ.
Lumos Learning is focusing on developing learning platforms for students to succeed in the new technological age. Their mission is to provide students, teachers and parents with high quality content and collaborative learning platforms by leveraging innovations in digital and print media. Source :
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