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Art Literacy

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.

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
Anne Johnson

Artists Schools are Studying This Year

Alberta Rider: Art of Japan, Johannes Vermeer, Elizabeth Cassatt, Romare Bearden, El Anatsui.
Bridgeport: Romaro Britto, Ebony Frision, Grandpa Chan&Grandma Marina, City of Tualatin Arbor Day Contest, Tyler Gordon, Yayoi Kusama, Mike Bennett, Maika Ting and Pep Toc, Raziah Roushan.  
Byrom: Australian Aboriginal, Jonathan Green, Emily Carr, Beatrice Milhazes, Shelly Durica-Laiche.  
CFT: Stone Age, Vincent Van Gogh, Wassily Kandinsky, Faith Ringgold.
Deer Creek: George Seurat, Emily Carr, Andy Warhol, Alma Thomas, Jackson Pollock.  
Durham: Art of China, Michelangelo, Berthe Morisot, American Quilters, Tigard Public Art.  
Metzger: TBD                             Rutkin: PNW Coastal Natives, Sophie Blackall, Yayoi Kusama, Amy Sherald, Constance Fowler, Oregon Potters Association Artists.
Templeton: TBD  
Tualatin: Albrecht Durer, Maurice Sendak, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Magritte, Frida Kahlo, Lisa Congdon.
Mary Woodward: King Tut/Egypt, Norman Rockwell, Piet Mondrian, Jacob Lawrence, Bridget Riley.  

Program Information

Overview of Art Literacy

Art Disciplines of DBAE

Presentation Categories

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