(Lewisburg) Carnegie Hall received a $7,500 STEAM Power West Virginia grant from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture & History.
The STEAM grant will allow Carnegie Hall to offer its Carnegie Classrooms program at schools in Monroe County and to expand the program to other counties in south-east West Virginia. STEAM aims to connect an art form with science, math and engineering subject areas.
Carnegie Hall Education Director Leah Trent said, “For instance there could be a weaving workshop, and she might talk about how you have to know a lot about math in order to prepare weaving project. You need to know, using math, how long your threads will be, how many threads you need, how wide your project will be, how long your project will be, and then she could help them figure all that out using math for instance on a cardboard loom.”
This past year, Carnegie Hall employed 20 local teaching artists to provide 3,005 students with a Carnegie Classrooms experience.