Art Literacy

The Art Literacy program helps bring art into the classroom through art projects based on significant artists and artistic styles.  Each lesson combines an introduction of the artist with a hands-on project.  This study of famous artists and styles helps students think more creatively, make observations, connect to history and cultural traditions, and better communicate ideas and emotions. Parent Art Lit volunteers work in their child’s classroom.  All materials are provided, including a PowerPoint slide presentation and biography of the artist.  Each project is designed to take no more than 1 hour of classroom time and no more than 30 minutes of prep time. 

Parent Training Sessions are offered at the beginning of each project.  We encourage all volunteers to attend these sessions to learn more about the program, the artist and the project being presented.

2017-2018 Curriculum

Fall:  Students created watercolor paintings based on French impressionistic painter Paul Gauguin's Tropical Landscapes in non traditional colors.  


Winter:  The lesson will focus on Dale Chihuly, an American glass sculptor and entrepreneur. His works are considered to possess outstanding artistic merit in the field of blown glass and sculptures.


Spring:  Students will learn about American artist Jennifer Bartlett who is known for her visual experience that involves an almost obsessive recording of the same image from different perspectives and in different styles and media.

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Student Gallery

For more information about the program, volunteer opportunities, or how to make a donation, please contact any of our Art Lit Team:

Erin Stafford at



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