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Next Art Literacy Training on November 7

If you’re already an established Art Literacy volunteer or just want to get more involved with the Art Literacy program, come to our training on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 10 a.m.  The training session will be held in the Art Literacy classroom at Hazeldale at 118th.

Our next artist that we’ll be learning about is Alexander Calder.

In Need of Old Adult-Sized Shirts

As the kids work on some Eugene Delacroix-inspired art for Art Literacy this month, we are in need of about 25 adult-sized shirts to use as smocks, to help protect kids’ clothing.  We’re using oil pastels and they do stain!

Have some you can spare?  Please drop them off at the school!  Thanks!


Art Literacy: Fun with Renoir!

As mentioned previously, we still need volunteers for Art Literacy!

On a side note, some training days have moved around, due to the make-up days (due to inclement weather).  Upcoming Art Literacy trainings are as follows:

  • Georgia O’Keeffe training: Friday, February 17 from 11:30-12:30
  • Eugene Delacroix training: Tuesday, April 4 from 11:30-12:30
  • Japan training: Friday, May 12 from 11:30-12:30

Check out some of the fun kids are having with Renoir, who is our subject for January/February!28

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Desperately Need Art Literacy Help!

We are still in need of additional volunteers for the Art Literacy program!  Our next training is Friday, January 20, 1:45 – 2:45 p.m. in the library… and then the actual class presentation would follow.  (This month, we’re teaching the kids about Pierre Auguste Renoir!  And then, we’re down to just three more presentations after that for the school year.)  Several classes still don’t have their own volunteer!

Additional information about the art literacy program is available here:  http://hazeldaleartliteracy.weebly.com/

It’s a lot of fun and doesn’t take a lot of time!  Interested in checking it out?  Show up to the training… or contact Becky Solonika or Meredith Middaugh via the Art Literacy Contact Page.

Art Literacy Needs YOU!

We’ve lost a few of our volunteers for art literacy, so we need your help!

Why Volunteer for Art Literacy?

  • Helps students to think creatively and problem solve, both which prepare them for the future.
  • Helps students learn how to observe; something naturalists, climatologists, writers, and doctors need to know how to do.
  • Encourages students to form mental images – an ability chemists, engineers, architects, designers, and investors use to think up new ideas.
  • Celebrates many perspectives. Students learn to value diverse views and cultures, something ever important in a global society.
  • Helps students realize there are many ways to see and interpret the world.
  • Has the unique ability to communicate ideas and emotions of the human spirit, connecting us to our history, traditions, and heritage.

Being an Art Literacy Volunteer takes about 3-4 hours per lesson.

All six lessons are ready for you.  You just:

  • Come to a daytime training meeting before each new artist lesson (or, if you can’t make that, you might be able to sit in on someone else’s presentation to find out how the lessons works)
  • Present the lesson to a classroom and do a hands-on art project. All materials are provided.  Or you can just help the day of the art project.
  • Classroom times are scheduled well in advance, so you can plan your calendar.

This year, we’re covering the following artists:

October – James Lavadour
Nov/ Dec – Henri Matisse
January – Pierre Auguste Renoir
Feb/ Mar – Georgia O’Keeffe
April – Eugene Delacroix
May/ June – Japan

Interested?  Contact Meredith Middaugh or Becky Solonika!

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