Evergreen Public Schools
Art Discovery Program
Mill Plain Elementary
The Art Discovery Program provides K-5 students with an opportunity to explore Great Art in the classroom, by using fine Art Reproductions. The goal of the program is to expose students to different types of art and art techniques and to teach them Basic Elements and Principles of Art.
Why is the Art Discovery Volunteer Program important?
Looking at and talking about art encourages thinking skills: observing, remembering, comparing, questioning and making choices. Learning about art helps students to form and verbalize their own ideas, which cultivates creative thinking as well as language ability. Great art has always enriched people’s lives. Volunteers, as well as the students, find this program extremely enjoyable!
Parent volunteers teach a monthly, theme-based lesson and facilitate a related art project with the students.
Monthly themes for Mill Plain Elementary 2012-2013:
September: Modern Sculpture
October: Portraits in Pink and Blue
November: The Magical World of Bev Doolittle
January: Poem Lovely as a Tree
February: Rockwell and His Rivals
March: Still Life
April: Male African American Masters
May: Vincent van Gogh
June: American Visions of the Sea
Volunteers are always welcome!
If you are interested, contact the Mill Plain Art Discovery Coordinator, Wendy Wampach at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who make great art happen at Mill Plain!!
Kate Altenhof-Long, District Art Discovery Coordinator