The Art Literacy Program brings art appreciation into every elementary classroom through presentations given by volunteer educators. They teach art history, introduce a variety of famous artwork, explore new artwork, 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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