GRACE Art

 GRACE Art

GRACE Art is an amazing program that brings art enrichment to the whole school. Each month, our parent volunteer docents present an artist or art concept to each class.  Following the presentation, the students work on a coordinated art project based on that artist/concept. The students love their monthly GRACE Art days!

This program allows parent volunteers to learn with their children and classmates about artists and art concepts, work on creative projects, and have fun in the process! No art experience is needed to volunteer!  All of the information and visuals needed to teach the lessons are provided, along with age-appropriate lesson ideas.  Our GRACE Art co-chairs also host a meeting at the beginning of each month to introduce the parent volunteer docents to the materials and lessons for that month.  No need to be nervous – the kids are so genuinely enthusiastic that the lesson portion usually turns into an interactive conversation. The commitment time for volunteers is one hour of classroom time per month, usually October through May, and another 30 minutes to an hour for the docent meeting where the artist/art concept and project are explained to you.

ALL FUNDING FOR GRACE ART IS PROVIDED BY THE OES PTA.

 

GRACE ART

 -WHAT’S GOING ON THIS YEAR-

 

The theme for the GRACE Art 2017-18 portfolios is “Metamorphosis.” 

We hope that you enjoy the mix of artists this year!

PORTFOLIO OVERVIEW MEETINGS

GRACE Art volunteer docents, please mark your calendars with the meeting dates for this year:

  • October Portfolio: CLAUDE MONET– Meetings on Oct. 3rd & 4th 
  • November Portfolio: RENE MAGRITTE – Meetings on Nov. 1st (Please note that due to Halloween on Tues. 10/31,  both the November portfolio evening meeting and the morning meeting will be held on November 1st)
  • January Portfolio:  MIRIAM SHAPIRO – Meetings on Jan. 2nd & 3rd
  • February Portfolio:  JOAN MIRO – Meetings on Jan. 30th & 31st
  • March Portfolio:  WILLIAM JOHNSON – Meetings on Feb. 27th & 28th
  • April Portfolio:  JACKSON POLLOCK – Meetings on April 4th (Please note that due to room availability, both the evening meeting and the morning meeting will be held on April 4th).
  • May and June will be used as make-up months.

All meetings will be one hour and be offered on Tuesdays from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the OES Library and Wednesdays from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. in the OES Cafeteria (unless otherwise noted). 

 To sign up to volunteer for GRACE Art for the 2017-18 school year click HERE.

If you have questions about the program please contact grace.art@oaktonpta.net.