Youth Arts Resources
Community Arts Youth Resources
These resources provide visual arts experiences with simple materials and the opportunity to extend learning through other extension programming.
Extension’s mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of Kentucky citizens through non-formal education for the entire family. Community Arts Extension staff employ youth programming through their county offices and regularly partner with 4-H to build community by creatively engaging youth across the state.
4-H Expressive Arts
Kentucky 4-H believes that all youth should have opportunities for positive youth development in our four guiding concepts: mastery, belonging, independence, and generosity. This program fosters mastery by teaching youth the basic principles of art by giving them the opportunity to work with others, independence by allowing them to use their skills to create their own works of art, and generosity by identifying ways they can use their art to make a difference.4-H Expressive Arts
Project | Kentucky 4-H Camp Murals
Following the devastation of the tornados that wreaked havoc on western Kentucky in December 2021, 4-H Expressive Art Specialist approached UK Community Arts Extension about ways to collaborate that would boost morale for youth in the western region of the state.Learn More
Activity Guide | Universal Playground
This activity introduces the 7 principles of universal design. Universal design is the design of buildings, products, or environments to make them accessible to all people, regardless of age, disability, or other factors. Students will create a new playground space that incorporates universal design principles.Learn More
Activity Guide | Community Mural
This activity encourages students to get youth thinking about how murals can be used to convey a message, help build community, and be a source of pride. This activity will rely on the combined efforts of a group to create a large scale community mural.Learn More
Activity Guide | Where Your Sidewalk Begins
This activity encourages students to consider their neighborhood and what elements make them feel safe or welcome. They will read a poem, discuss its meaning, complete a worksheet, and reimagine their own place "where the sidewalk ends."Learn More