Carousels and kids just go together, but what about carousel CARVING and kids It’s still a perfect match! Research documenting the benefits art training brings to the developing mind continues to grow.
The Carousel of Aloha participates with a variety of Hawaiʻi schools and other facilities to provide carving classes.
The Hawai’i Academy of Arts and Sciences charter school hosted a Spring Semester 2017 workshop, and is making plans
for the Fall 2017 semester. The Youth Challenge Academy hosted two workshops in 2014.
But carving is not only offered to youth. Adults, and even whole families, can participate! The Carousel of Aloha travels to various sites to offer carving workshops:
- Pahoa Community Center
- Keaau Community Center
- Cooper Center in Volcano
- Puna Hongwanji Mission
- Home Depot, Hilo
- Art Makes you Smart; The New York Times
- Researchers Observe Effects of Art on the Brain; Wall Street Journal
- Science says Art will Make your Kids Better Thinkers; Fast Company
- Why Art Makes Kids Smarter; Parenting Magazine
- Why Art Makes Kids Smarter; Oye! Times
- Creativity, Brain, and Art: biological and neurological considerations; Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
- How Art Changes your Brain; Policy Impact Collection
- How Arts Training Improves Attention and Cognition; The Dana Foundation
- How Engaging with Art Affects the Human Brain; American Association for the Advancement of Science