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.
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.
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
Artists Schools are Studying This YearAlberta Rider: Leonardo Da Vinci, M.C. Escher, William Johnson, TBDBridgeport: 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 GauguinCFT: TBDDeer Creek: Deigo Rivera, M.C. Escher, Lois Mailou Jones, Georgia O'KeeffeDurham: NW Coastal Natives, Salvador Dali, Roy Lichtenstein, John James AudubonMetzger: 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 ClarkTualatin: King Tut, TBDMary Woodward: TBD