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2013-14 GRACE ARTS Program

September 16th, 2013 No comments


Please help bring GRACE Arts into your child’s classroom! This is a special program that the children (and the parents) really look forward to every year!


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 cafeteria at 9:30 AM and again at 7:00PM.  You need only attend one session: morning or evening.  If you cannot attend training, we recommend helping a class that has a session scheduled before you teach.

This year’s program is four sessions:

SEPTEMBER 25th   (For Oct)          Romare Bearden  –American Artist & Writer

OCTOBER 30th        (For Nov)­         Albrecht Dürer –German Painter & Printmaker

JANUARY 29th       (For Feb)­          Joan MiróSpanish Painter & Sculptor

FEBRUARY 26th     For March)     Public Art – Art that is accessible to all

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Michael Stewart
(703) 437 3205

 Mary Kay Bailey
Project  & Display Leader
(703) 404  4038

Rachel Wacek
Volunteer Scheduler
(703) 430 4144

Melissa DeSantis
(703) 966 1565

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