But if you find yourself frustrated with the quality or lack of art being taught at your child's school, we hear you. Art is important, and every child should have access to it. So in addition to offering weekly classes and events at the studio, we came up with 2 amazing ways to integrate more art into our local public schools.
If your local school doesn't currently utilize these resources, please speak up! Contact your PTA president or Principal. Oftentimes, schools don't take advantage of local resources because they simply don't know about them. You can be an advocate not only for your child's benefit, but for the benefit of all the children at their school. Here's how you can get involved.
Become an Art Docent
Many parents volunteer to become Art Docents at their children's schools. Art Docents teach art classes for free on a very part-time basis using resources given to them by their school. However, many interested parents might not feel qualified to teach art without some basic training. We created the Art Docent Resource Center to provide support and basic art resources to the faithful Art Docents in our area. You can join our mailing list for helpful tips, receive a free Art Elements & Design Principles Guide, and sign up for adult workshops to hone your art skills.
Bring After-School Art Classes to Your School
Did you know that our instructors actually travel to elementary schools in and around the greater Puget Sound area to teach after-school art classes? We have teamed up with local PTSAs to organize programs in many local schools.
Classes occur weekly at the same time and date, right after school. The teacher brings all art supplies to a classroom on-site and a parent volunteer is usually there to provide extra support. Classes usually run for 6-10 weeks and focus on a specific medium (like painting, drawing, or polymer clay). If you think your school would be interested in after-school classes, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We are delighted to know wonderful, supportive parents like you who make art a priority in their children's lives. Check out our website for more fun activities, like upcoming events, Summer Art Camps, or weekly summer classes.