ATOM is an art curriculum that helps CR staff to incorporate creativity and design thinking into all of their classes. ATOM was developed under the direction of Fulbright-Nehru scholar Kathy Fritz and in partnership with Srishti College of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore.
ATOM instructors manuals are written in both English and Tamil. Laminated project cards, also written in Tamil and English, provide teachers and students with ideas and instructions for each lesson.
Each CR student has an ATOM bag filled with art supplies. Through ATOM, CR students are being introduced to a variety of concepts and media using readily available and inexpensive art supplies and recycled materials.
Combined with project based learning, ATOM is helping to spark the imaginations of CR students and guiding them to learn through exploration and creativity.