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Introducing the topics for the 2016-17 GRACE Arts Year

September 7th, 2016 No comments

We have some really interesting and distinctly different topics to share with the kids during this 2016-2017 school year. As with each year, delivering these art lessons to each Dranesville child is only possible if we have parent volunteers to help. A parent volunteer doesn’t need to know anything about art. In fact, you can be horrible, terrible, no good at art at all. Just sign up, and show up to support your child’s classroom (only 4 times per year) The Art topic, teaching materials, media support, project and supplies are all pre-planned and provided on our Grace Arts supply cart. This is a great way to learn about your child’s day at school, meet their friends, and their teacher 😉

Please tell your child’s teacher you want to help, or reach out to Rachel… (Her contact information is at the right side of this screen). We’ll try to add a list soon, of the specific grades/classrooms that do not have ANY volunteers.

GRACE Arts is a Greater Reston Arts Center’s parent volunteer program sponsored by the PTA at Dranesville Elementary. Parents are trained to teach one hour art sessions in the classroom. Each session covers a specific artist or genre of art. The parent will discuss the artist or genre and show a projected presentation, then instruct the students in a hands-on project. In the classroom, one parent teaches and at least one parent assists. For each project, we collect samples and display them for the entire school to enjoy.

Parent volunteers and the classroom teachers can discuss a suitable time for the sessions.  Docent Training Sessions are held in the library at 7:00PM.  If you cannot attend training, it’s okay, you can still help, or try to sit in on another class before you take it on yourself.

SEPTEMBER 29th         (For Oct)           Art Of India –

OCTOBER 27th                 (For Nov)­          Jackson Pollock –American Abstract Painter

JANUARY 26th                 (For Feb)­          Keith Haring –American Painter/Grapnic Artist

March 30th                   (For Apr)­           African Masks

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GRACE North Virginia Fine Arts Festival

May 5th, 2014 No comments

Spring into Summer- Register for GRACE Summer Arts Camp!

April 28th, 2014 No comments

Spring into Summer – Register for GRACE Summer Art Camp!


2014 Summer Art Camp registration GRACE_ARTS_CAMP

is underway, don’t miss out!

This year Summer Art Camp returns with an array of new activities designed to take advantage of what makes GRACE unique. We will focus on art-making where children will expand their artistic vocabulary and creative processes through hands-on art activities taught by professional art educators.

  • 7 weeks of weekly sessions
  • Monday – Friday, 10am-4pm
  • Conveniently located at Hunters Woods Elementary
  • $350 weekly rate
  • $300 GRACE Family Member Rate
  • 10% discount for sibling or subsequent week registrations
  • Only 20 spots per week available so sign-up fast!

Click here for more details and to register.


Camp Sessions Include:

My Mom Would Never Let Me Do That!

June 30- July 3, 1st-4th grade

July 28-Aug 1, 2nd-6th grae

Art Now!

July 7-11, 5th-8th grade

GRACE Art Unleashed

July 14-18, 1st-4th grade

July 21-25, 5th-8th grade

Art and Movement

Aug 4-8, 2nd-6th grade

Aug 11-15, 2nd-6th grade


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