I have known Ruth, founder of Edu designs to help everyone she meets. I have witnessed her interacting with young mothers and fathers, and truly encouraging them and in the nicest way, reaching out and modeling good parenting to them. I would highly recommend Edu designs to any parents who are in need of great parenting skills. Ruth has made a special place for art education with this non-profit and kids LOVE it! The non-profit pairs visual aids with skills and resources, creating an easy way for parents and children to understand and communicate, that goes beyond language. I highly recommend this non-profit.
You are doing a wonderful job! It is great to see groups that are helping others in the sad state of our nation at this time.
What EDU does for children and the community overall, far exceeds what is asked of them. There is a level of caring and compassion that matches concern for the arts. Ruthie and her crew go above and beyond the call. I love what EDU is doing. No question.
Edu Designs will help bring natural creativity out. Ruth is very caring, kind and real (this is very hard to find in this day and age). Art is exciting and fun! Edu Designs will help bring out the confidence in a child to find what art form is hiding inside them.
EDU designs is a great nonprofit that helps children make the connection between math and art. This expands the critical thinking skills of kids in which is a real-world skill that is valued by industry.
The lessons are engaging and fun and would be a great asset to classrooms in all 50 states. In KY we are experiencing the same problems of students having low math scores. EDU Designs can help children develop into the talented youth they are meant to be
Edu Designs is amazing! Our students were given a wonderful opportunity to experience the art program. They were captivated and engaged throughout the entire experience. Our students not only learned about art, but were able to participate in hands on activities that required them to use their creativity and art skills. Thank you, again!
EDU Designs provided an invaluable opportunity for our students. Through an engaging art presentation our students learned the importance of creativity, perseverance, and how interpret and use visual information. In addition, they gained self confidence and a sense of accomplishment as they learned a new skill. Overall, a wonderful experience!
I think Edu Designs work is important. Art gives students a chance to be creative. It can be a great outlet for anyone but certainly for kids. Their brains are not fully developed until years later.
While they are learning, formulating opinions and figuring out life, art would be a great way to express themselves. It is a great way to relax and can even help them to focus on a project.
Yes, Edu Designs work is really important. Besides there are not enough art classes in elementary schools. One obvious reason is funding. But Edu Designs does not provide services to make money. The company cares about kids.
Thank you Edu Designs for teaching and working with kids!
EDU Designs is such a gift for young communities. Children aren’t getting enough creative outlets a lot of the time with cutbacks and busy schedules. Ruth Elliot gives children the much needed opportunity to express themselves creatively , thus building a stronger sense of identity and self confidence.
Edu Designs offers schools and parents a multiple resources and activities to engage students and support them in meeting their greatest potential. I had the pleasure to meet the person behind the company, Ruth Elliot-Hilsdon, who graciously spoke at the college and career day event at my school. We will definitely invite Ms. Hilsdon to host art assemblies for students and share positive behavior support strategies with the parent community. Art develops the mind as well as the soul and the journey young students begins with people like Ruth sharing her talents with the world.- Kathy Crowe, Principal, Almond Elementary School
I know of no more selfless and dedicated individual than Ruth Elliott-Hilsdon. Her Edu-Designs non-profit is committed to children, their parents and the fostering of positive communication. What could be more important, especially these days?
Kudos to Ruth. Edu Designs deserves everyone's direct and enthusiastic support.
Ruth has an amazing ability to educate and engage people of all in ages in what she is passionate about. Two of those passions are children and art. I have seen her work with the most challenging students and bring a smile to their faces. Her educational experiences teach not just the students but the teachers in attendance as well. I admire her skills, wisdom and love for what she does. Whatever she undertakes she does well and with enthusiasm and integrity.
Ruth Elliott 11/16/2018
Thank you so much, Jennifer! It is a tribute to your own enthusiasm for engaging children the way you do! :)
The materials presented were outstanding. Students responded favorably to the information and the way it was presented. Ruth is a delightful soul, she loves what she does and is a people person. I especially appreciate her positive approach to nurturing children.
Thank you so much Jennifer! It was a pleasure! :) Ruth
As an illustrator and parent I say the more art the better!! Whether children are enjoying art or doing it, it expands their mind, imagination, and ability to focus for extended periods of time which translates to success in all areas of curriculum. Clever and well-done content that promotes empathy and goodwill is what we just can't have enough of. Go Edu Designs!
Ruth Elliott 11/16/2018
I so appreciate your words and agree wholeheartedly! Children are better at focusing when they feel emotional connectedness! Art allows that to happen!
Ruth is an absolute joy and a pleasure to work with! Art is essential, not only to the learning process, but to civilization as a whole. Art helps students use their creative imaginations when processing complex or abstract ideas. Art adds an element to learning that I believe is critical when grasping concepts that students may be struggling to understand. Art also adds esthetic beauty to a child's learning environment. Art also allows students to create and produce a product of all their hard work. Children respond to artwork on an emotional level that allows them to make a connection, and in turn bringing their creative imaginations to fruition. Art allows us to share our ideas in ways that transcend cultures and timelines. In essence, art is critical to our human development and human history. I can't imagine a learning environment without art. The work Ruth and her non-profit organization do is commendable and inspiring. Thank you for sharing your skills and talent with the children.
Ruth Elliott 11/16/2018
Thank you so MUCH! I loved working with your students, and look forward to more opportunities to expand their horizons!
Why is Art important in grade school? Look at the faces of the students. Concentration. Focus. Enjoyment. Feelings of accomplishment. Nothing else teaches like the Creative Experience. Edu Designs understands this AND. IS. PASSIONATE.
Although I’ve never dealt with her for this part I’m sure she does a great job. She’s super friendly and helpful no doubt. I’m so happy to be her friend. Whenever I’m around her she makes me happy.
Ruth Elliott was amazing! Her character art lesson turned Saturday School into an engaging and encouraging experience for my sixth grade students. I was especially impressed with her patience and genuine interest in teaching my students how to sketch. Highly recommended!
The human person needs beauty and is naturally attracted to it. This makes beauty a privileged means of drawing the human heart to contemplate deeper truths. In a culture which emphasizes comfort, pleasure, and fun, we need to intentionally form our young people (and ourselves) to recognize and appreciate beauty. The mission of EDU Designs: "EDU DESIGNS is dedicated to produce and distribute multimedia materials for the education, motivation and character development of children" is meeting this need through art and stories - providing presentations and resources for even the poorest schools. Thank you for your good work!