The Art Literacy program helps bring art into the classroom through hands on projects based on significant artists and artistic styles. This study helps students think more creatively, make observations, connect to history and cultural traditions, and better communicate ideas and emotions. Each lesson combines an introduction of the artist followed by a hands-on project.
For the 23-24 school year, we will be completing one project in January/February. We need a mininum of two volunteers for each classroom to make this project happen (3 for kinders and 1st grade). Art Lit volunteers work in their child’s classroom and coordinate with teachers to find a date/time that works with their own schedule. Volunteer trainings are provided before each project and all materials and lesson plans are provided.
Each project is designed to take approximately 1 to 1.5 hours of classroom time and no more than 30 minutes of prep time.
NO ARTISTIC ABILITY REQUIRED!
Winter 2024 Project
This winter's art lit project is inspired by the amate bark paintings created by the indigenous Otomi tribe of Mexico. Students will create their own "bark" paintings using natural paper, permanent markers, and paint sticks. The lesson will be pre-recorded and all materials will be prepped and organized for volunteers. Sign up to help out in your student's class and consider helping in another class lacking in volunteers!