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Phone: 412-561-3006
31 Spalding Circle
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania 15228
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Target demographics: children develop social skills through art.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 225 students

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Participate in 2 Art Expression Inc. classroom sessions helping our facilitators and students.

Programs: Art Expression Inc. After School Program - Social skills through art.
Project Eco smART- where creativity and inclusivity meets environmental science.
ARTchitechture: Building Bridges- where architecture meets social skills development.

Mission:
The Art Expression Inc. mission is to facilitate positive socialization among children and adolescents through expressive art activities in an inclusive environment.
Results:
Schools Served:

Mt. Lebanon School District

South Allegheny School District

Keystone Oaks School District

Presentations:

American Art Therapy Association Inc. National Conference
2008 Art Therapy on the Cutting Edge:
Invention & Innovation.
Panel - Art Expression: A Fully Inclusive After-School Social Skills Development Opportunity for Students.

Mt. Lebanon Education Association Conference
2009 Poster Presentation and discussion.

Hope Learning Center & Pennsylvania Cyber School Conference
2008 Poster Presentation

Pennsylvania Counselors Association Annual Conference
2009 “Creativity in Counseling”. Keynote speaker: Samuel Gladding
Poster Presentation and Discussion – After-school Social Skills Development for Students.

American Counselors Association Annual Conference & Exposition
March 18- 22, 2010 Exhibitor Space.

National Art Education Association National Convention
2010 “Art Education and Social Justice”
Art Expression Inc. Video,” Art Expression through the Eyes of Parents, Education Professionals and Students”
Film featured during Pre-conference Workshop conducted by Dr. Judith Rubin

Pennsylvania Art Education Association Convention
2010 Presentation “Art Expression Inc”

Pennsylvania Art Education Association Convention
2010 Workshop “Project Eco smArt”

Publications:

Art expression: Markham pupils learn social skills inside and out
Thursday, November 01, 2007
By Mary Niederberger, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07305/830126-55.stm

Cited - Arts in Caring Council Conference
2008 Generation Art Project of Salt Lake County Utah cited Art Expression Inc. as a case study.

Creative Therapy Finds Place in South Allegheny Schools
Thursday, November 26, 2009
By Jodi Weigand, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/pittsburgh/s_654910.html

American Art Therapy Association Newsletter.
Member Spotlight March 1, 2010
By Lisa Wright, Art Expression Board VP
http://artexpressioninc.org/pdf/aatanewsletter.pdf

Mt . Lebanon Magazine: Everybody’s Welcome
Volume 30/no.5 June 2010
By Laura Pace Lilley


Film:

Creative Healing in Mental Health: Assessment and Therapy through Art and Drama
2008, Dr. Judith Rubin Expressive Media Inc., feature footage provided by Art Expression Inc.
Dr. Judith Rubin’s Expressive Media Inc. has created a film and study guide called “Creative Healing in Mental Health: Assessment and Therapy through Art and Drama,” designed to meet the needs of mental health professionals who want to incorporate the arts in their work.

Art Expression Inc. Video,” “Art Expression through the Eyes of Parents, Education Professionals and Students
The video was produced in 2008 and documents several touching stories which exemplify the effects of the Art Expression program.
http://artexpressioninc.org/video1.php

Awards:

2007 Scott E. Folmer School Memorial Student, Teacher and Exemplary Practice or Partnering Award, District Award Winner
First Place: Art Expression in Mt. Lebanon School District
Recipients of this award are a school or school district that has developed an outstanding practice of supporting the education of those receiving special education services and/or fostering the partnering of students, parents and professional staff members to benefit students receiving special education services.

Grable Foundation and Benedum Foundation STEAM Grant - Full funding for Art Expression Inc.’s Eco SmArt Project.
Keystone Oaks School District.
2010-2011

Grable Foundation and Benedum Foundation STEAM Grant – Full funding for Art Expression Inc.’s Eco SmArt Project.
South Allegheny School District.
2010-2011

2010 Induction to U.B.S. sponsored Non-Profit Organizations - U.B.S. will match employee contributions (up to $1,000) made to Art Expression Inc.

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10/14/14
Glenn Smartschan I have been involved with Art Expression since its inception. First, as Superintendent of Schools in Mt. Lebanon, when Art Expression opened its first after school class in Mt. Lebanon schools, and now as a board member. Art Expression has helped hundreds of students find a voice... more »
10/14/14
I am a senior officer of Military Family Network™ and a board member with Art Expression, Inc. I have twenty years of experience working with the military community increasing their readiness, well being and resiliency to meet the challenges presented by military life. When I was introduced to ... more »
10/08/14
My daughter was only a couple of years into elementary school when she began taking after-school classes through the Art Expression program. Her self-confidence and creativity grew as she continued through the program over the years. I would encourage any parent to give their child the gift of Art ... more »
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