At Artscope we foster emotional well-being, expansive and intentional inclusivity, and environmental harmony through imaginative art, dialogue, and visionary play.
Founded in 2002, Artscope is a non-profit arts organization that fosters emotional well-being, expansive and intentional inclusivity, and environmental harmony through imaginative art, dialogue, and visionary play. Artscope provides high-quality arts learning experiences to children of all abilities and backgrounds. You’ll find our professional teaching artists at work in our historic and cozy cottage in Tower Grove Park and around the St. Louis area. At Artscope, we’re nurturing the next generation of creators and innovators. Read More
OUR CORE VALUES
We foster a love for creative thinking.
We value creativity as a practical skill required for problem solving, solution oriented thinking, and experimentation.
We choose conscious inclusivity, which requires us to be intentional, accessible, and expansive as we engage all races, religions, ethnicities, physical abilities, neurodiversities, learning differences, gender identities, and gender expressions.
We understand our connection to and dependence on the natural world. We value sustainability and our relationship to urban and natural landscapes.
We value sharing ideas in generative ways. We create space for children and adults to explore, build, and generate new ideas together. We understand that nothing happens in isolation. We are constantly in community, thinking about community, or informed by our communities.
We believe play fosters imaginative engagement with the natural world, our communities, and each other. At Artscope, we encourage visionary play, or play that pushes students to dream beyond their limitations and build the future they want to live in with whatever they want.
While we are always connected to communities, we also value the importance of individuality and self-realization. We foster opportunities for students to explore their own identities, values, beliefs, and ideas through art in order to strengthen their senses of self and others.