Long Beach, CA
2 Parents Love It!
EXPO Art Center
Long Beach , CA 90807
Developed by Ryan Oxford, the creator of DISNEY'S TANGLED: THE SERIES and musician Todd Forman (SUBLIME, SUBLIME WITH ROME, JELLY OF THE MONTH CLUB), THE DAYDREAMER'S ACADEMY is an after school program designed to bring film production and music composition to students. The curriculum advances COMMON CORE and STEM-teaching principals. Classes are taught as both an introduction to the mediums as well as advanced applications.
The Daydreamer's Academy workshops have been developed alongside educators with the purpose of providing a brief, but well-rounded introduction that aligns with the five strands of arts education standards set forth by the California Department of Education, including artistic perception, creative expression, historical and cultural context, aesthetic valuing, and connections, relationships and applications.
The benefits of music and art education are well documented and research shows improvements in critical-thinking, problem solving, and time management skills that improve academic performance across-the-board. Music and art programs also build self-esteem, encourage collaboration and risk-taking, and cultivate emotional and creative expression. National Education Standards, the California Department of Education Standards, and the new Common Core Curriculum clearly agree and have long-supported instruction of dance, music, theater, and visual arts in public schools.