“Engaging with art is essential to the human experience,” states an article from the Brookings Institution in reference to new evidence found in the benefits of arts education. For the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE), we have long believed that student participation in the arts is, as the article points out, “related to behaviors that contribute to the health of civil society.” To help keep the arts at the forefront of our work with students, we are pleased to offer a vibrant wall calendar featuring brand-new student artwork on every page.
January’s scrumptious art focuses on a crème brûlée creation complete with sparkling sugar crystals hardened by an intense flame. The dessert was created by students enrolled in Leo A. Palmiter’s Culinary Arts Program, which is part of SCOE's Special Education Department, providing highly structured behavioral support and a strong career technical emphasis, helping students with disabilities to successfully progress from school to adult life.
“Art is an outlet for personal expression and creativity,” said Palmiter’s Principal Lauren Roth. “It helps students develop interpersonal skills and bolster their confidence.”
Student Expressions 2024 is a full-color (9" × 12") calendar with 12 unique pieces of art created by students from SCOE’s Foundations Academy, Early Head Start, and Court/Community School Programs throughout Sacramento County. The calendar is available for purchase at $8 per calendar plus $2 shipping. Checks should be made payable to SCOE and mailed to:
SCOE Communications Office
Attn. 2024 Student Art Calendar
P.O. Box 269003
Sacramento, CA 95826-9003
Calendar sales help offset the production cost of calendars distributed to SCOE students whose work is featured in the 2024 calendar. Their teachers also receive a complimentary calendar. For more information, please call (916) 228-2416.