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Learn. Imagine. Create.

Learn. Imagine. Create.

Welcome to Art Expression, Inc.

Mission: To provide social and emotional learning through the arts and provide academic enrichment in an inclusive setting.

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About Us

Art Expression, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization that was founded by James and Angela Lowden in 2001 as an expression of their passion for alleviating the social inequalities that exist among children of different abilities and backgrounds. It is a fully inclusive after-school program, offered free of charge to students, that focuses on developing the social skills of children through art in the Pittsburgh area. Art and music therapy are not performed during the sessions, but some of the components of art therapy are used to develop positive outcomes for students.

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Our Programs

Creative
P
ARTners
Musical PARTners
From the heART
EcoSmART
StART
Growing
ARTchitecture:
Building Bridges
ARTmosphere:
Weather
ARTs in Motion
ARTventures in History
ARTistic 
Dreamers

15K

Participants Served

3

Basic Programs

5

STEAM Programs

5

Specialty Programs

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Art Expression is a 2022 Great Nonprofit!

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Testimonials

“As a freshman in college looking back, I can still see the incredible impact that Art Expression had on my growth in self-esteem, ability to connect with others, and leadership that have lasted me to this day. Art Expression sessions additionally gave me the opportunity to develop my communication skills as my fellow students and I collaborated and bonded over our love of creating art. Looking back, I think that the positive experiences that I had in the sessions helped me to grow in my love of school and people in general.”

Student

“The program provided a wonderful opportunity for my daughter to express herself in a very creative way and has inspired her creative and artistic abilities at home also. We bought and brought out some supplies that she needed to work on projects at home. She is  a conscientious and competitive student academically so this was an extremely pleasurable experience for her.”

Parent

“Art Expression is valuable because it brings together a diverse group of children once a week for six to eight weeks and creates new relationships among students and between students and teachers…Not everyone is an athlete, a girl scout or boy scout, but everyone has the potential to be an artist. Art Expression provides a wonderful environment for children to learn to work together and overcome uncomfortable situations.”

Teacher

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