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: Australian Aboriginal, Edouard Manet, Joan Miro, Auguste Rodin, Emily Carr
    Byrom: King Tut, John Constable, Frank Lloyd Wright, Gee's Bend Quilters, Art Basics: color wheel, perspective, human form, shading
    Bridgeport: Frida Kahlo, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Faith Ringgold
    Metzger: Stone Age, Wassily Kandinsky, Ruben Marquez, Angelica Timble Yanu, One Thousand Orgami Cranes Legend, Gee’s Bend Quilters, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Moni Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian
    Templeton: Deigo Rivera, Monet, M.C. Escher, Ansel Adams, Calder, Jones, Tigard Public Art
    Durham: Mouth & Foot, Joseph Turner, Emily Carr, Alma Thomas, Clark, Eric Carle
    Mary Woodward: Gustav Klimt, the rest are TBD 

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