The Art Literacy Program brings art appreciation into every elementary classroom through presentations by volunteer educators who teach art history, introduce works of art by the noted grand masters, and instill the basic disciplines of art education that help students be successful in art production.
  • Vision
    Our vision is to provide every elementary student with an opportunity to create and appreciate art. Just like math and science, Art Literacy is a discipline in which skills are built upon each year and contributes to both knowledge and critical thinking abilities that are essential to preparation for post-high school endeavors.

  • Mission
    Our mission is to have a district-led and parent volunteer program that exposes students to a wide array of artists, cultures, and art mediums. Funding for our program is currently and generously provided by our school PSO/PTOs as well as other donors.


  • District Art Literacy Coordinator
    Anne Johnson

    Artists Schools are Studying This Year

    Alberta Rider: Leonardo Da Vinci, M.C. Escher, William Johnson, TBD
    Bridgeport: Ruben Guadalupe Marquez, Angelica Trimble Yanu, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Hilma af Klint, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Zak Noyle
    Byrom: Frida Kahlo, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Mark Sendak, Paul Gauguin
    CFT: TBD
    Deer Creek: Deigo Rivera, M.C. Escher, Lois Mailou Jones, Georgia O'Keeffe
    Durham: NW Coastal Natives, Salvador Dali, Roy Lichtenstein, John James Audubon
    Metzger: Pichardo Egea, Angelica Trimble Yanu, Grandpa Chan and Grandma Maria, Maika Ting and Viola Sutanto, Tyler Gordon, Loteria, Map Making
    Templeton: Georges Surat, Emily Carr, Alma Thomas, Lygia Clark
    Tualatin: King Tut, TBD
    Mary Woodward: TBD 

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