The Caretoons Outreach Program is made possible thanks to support from:
Genuardi Family Foundation
Joseph Kennard Skilling Trust
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation
The Caretoons Outreach Program is an art-based educational resource for students of grades 4-8. Students are taught the art of cartooning to:
- Help build character
- Create enthusiasm for difficult subjects
- Highlight their creative ability
- Provide an opportunity for success and achievement
The National Liberty Museum’s Caretoons program takes a very popular art form and transforms it into an effective teaching tool. Recognizing that the art of cartooning is not often used to express positive attitudes or encourage people to make a difference, the Museum created a genre of cartoons that does exactly that. By creating pictures that express ethical values, such as honesty, compassion, courage and forgiveness, students participate in an important character-building exercise. And there’s another important benefit as well...
The art of cartooning involves much more than drawing! It incorporates skills from many core subjects, and thus aligns perfectly with upper elementary and middle school curriculum standards.
To learn more about this program, please read the details below. If you are interested in participating, click here for an Application Form (pdf). OR... call Kevin Orangers, VP of Programs, 215-925-2800, ext. 133 or email email@example.com.
How the Caretoons Outreach Program works:
- Your students will participate in an exciting in-class workshop.
A Museum “Caretoonist” will visit your class to provide a 1-hour session on the art of cartooning. Students will be shown examples of positive-message cartoons created by other students. They will then have the opportunity to draw their own Caretoons, utilizing skills you teach every day, including reading, writing, history, geometry, time management and teamwork!
- You can expand your Caretoons program school-wide.
The National Liberty Museum’s Caretoons program makes a great school-wide project. Our Museum “Caretoonist” can visit up to three classrooms in a single day. If multiple classes participate, the students’ Caretoons can be displayed around the entire school. The project also works perfectly as a school-wide contest or in conjunction with an assembly program.
- We will evaluate the effect of this program.
The National Liberty Museum will survey all participating students at the conclusion of the workshop. Did they enjoy this activity? Were they proud of their accomplishments? What did they learn from creating Caretoons? We will share the results with you.
Please note: The cost for a Caretoons Outreach Workshop is $250 per class, however special arrangements can be made for multiple classes. Also, grant opportunities are available.