Coming Soon

City on Water

Our next Art Literacy project will be a beautiful cityscape on water.  We will need 2-3 volunteers in each classroom once volunteers are permitted in the building again.   Sign up now and we will contact you once we are able to schedule a training and begin the project.  

Art Lit

Orenco students LOVE art and you can help them learn to love it even more!

The Art Literacy program, sponsored by the Booster Club, helps bring art into the classroom through projects based on significant artists and artistic styles or concepts. 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 and NO ARTISTIC ABILITY IS REQUIRED! When volunteers attend the training, they not only learn the materials and have an opportunity to ask any questions they may have, but also get an opportunity to practice the project. Each project is designed to take no more than 1 hour of classroom time and no more than 30 minutes of prep time.

You can sign up to help with art lit in your child’s class.  Each class needs at least 2 volunteers for each project, which occur 3 times per year.  You can sign up with your teacher or contact the Boosters at  You can also sign up for our mailing list to receive updates so you know when new projects begin and visit our Facebook page for additional information.

How does it work?

  • Come to a one hour training session to learn about the project.
  • Coordinate with your teacher to schedule a time to do the project.
  • Facilitate the project for your class and enjoy watching the students experience art!

You can now do the project at home by watching the recording of the live event.  


Materials Needed:

12X9 art paper

Bleeding Heart Tissue Paper

Straight Edge

Black permanent marker

Flat paint brush

Small dish of water


Don’t forget to submit your finished project to Art To Remember and order keepsakes featuring your students’ art.  25% of profits go to Orenco Booster Club to support the school.

Northern Lights




MC Escher


Jennifer Bartlett