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Art Literacy 

Art Literacy:

  • Encourages students to think creatively and to problem solve, which prepares them for their futures. 

  • Helps students to learn how to observe, something naturalists, climatologists, writers, and doctors need to know how to do.

  • Gives students the opportunities to form mental images, an ability chemists, engineers, architects, designers, and inventors use to think up new ideas.

  • Celebrates many perspectives. Students learn to value diverse views and cultures, which is ever important in a global society.

  • Communicates ideas and emotions of the human spirit, connecting us to our history, traditions, and heritage. 

  • Provides an artistic platform for students to realize that there are many ways to see and interpret our beautiful world.

Training

There are six art literacy units for the 2023/24 school year. At the start of each unit we hold a 30-60 minute training session to go over the lesson plan and art project. We offer an in-person training at 9am in the cafeteria at Scholls Heights or an evening Zoom at 7pm. If possible, we highly encourage attending the in-person training to have an opportunity to see the materials firsthand and make the art project, as well as get to know the other volunteers.

You only need to attend one training session (i.e. morning OR evening) per unit. We will be holding a brief new volunteer orientation after our October training to go over the program basics, technology use and any questions about art literacy. All new volunteers are encouraged to stay for this if possible but returning volunteers are more than welcome as well.

 

2023/24 Training Schedule

  •  October 5, 2023 (9am in Cafeteria OR 7pm Zoom)  
    ** New Volunteer Orientation immediately to follow**

  • November 9th, 2023 (9am in Cafeteria OR 7pm Zoom)

  • January 4th, 2024 (9am in Cafeteria OR 7pm Zoom)

  • February 1st, 2024 (9am in Cafeteria OR 7pm Zoom)

  • April 4th, 2024 (9am in Cafeteria OR 7pm Zoom)

  • May 2nd, 2024 (9am in Cafeteria OR 7pm Zoom)

Art Literacy Coordinators

Thank you so much for your interest in art literacy at Scholls Heights! We would love to have you join our fun and exciting volunteer run program. Art literacy is a great way to get involved in your child’s classroom and meet other parents at our school. We provide 6 art lessons each year and all the training, materials and supplies are provided for you. Absolutely no art experience or skill is necessary. For more information please contact us at artlit@shpto.org 

 

Your art literacy coordinators are Nicole Urasky and Ashley Barker. Nicole has a background in visual arts and in her spare time enjoys disc golf and numismatics. She has a daughter in third grade and a son in kindergarten. Ashley has a background in history and higher education. She likes to spend her free time baking and reading. She has a daughter in fourth grade. 

 

The 2023/24 school year will be our second year coordinating art literacy and we are excited to share another fun year of art!

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October

Vincent van Gogh

Training held on October 5

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November/ December

African Textiles

Training held on November 9

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January

Maxfield Parrish

Training held on January 4

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February / March

Jan Vermeer

Training held on February 1

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April

Beatrix Potter

Training held on April 4

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May

Bernini

Training held on May 2

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