A project created by the Idaho Childhood Roundtables and the Boise Art Museum
Bringing Idaho artists and Idaho’s youngest children together to think, learn, inspire and create
On view in the Boise Art Museum’s ARTexperience Gallery
May – September 2015
Boise Art Museum and the Cooperative Preschool invited artists Karl LeClair and Mark McGinnis to work with children in the Cooperative Preschool to create two collaborative works of art that are currently on display in the BAM’s ARTexperience Gallery.
The intent of this partnership and pilot program is to bring awareness to the importance of art experiences in early learning and child development. The Co-Creation Project facilitated opportunities for children ages 3-5 to meet and work with professional artists. Through this collaboration, Boise Art Museum and the Cooperative Preschool document and present the meaningful work that pre-school students create as artists and the role professional artists have in the learning process. The artists who participated in the project volunteered their time and are comfortable with collaborative work, believe in the benefits of the creative process rather than the end product, and stay true to the children’s imagination and vision while co-creating works of art.