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Let’s kick-off the 2014-2015 Grace Arts Year!

September 12th, 2014 No comments

Like every year, we’re excited about the Art and projects we’ll cover this year.  The only way to ensure these art lessons reach every classroom Dranesville, is if we have enough parent volunteers to do it.  A parent volunteer doesn’t need to know anything about art.   Just sign up, and show up to support your child’s classroom.  Just 4 times per year.  The Art topic, research, teaching materials, media support,  project and supplies are provided.  This is a great way to gain exposure to your child’s day, their peers, and their teacher 😉

If you’re interested in helping out, please tell your child’s teacher, or reach out to Rachel…  (Her contact information is at the right side of this screen).   We’ll 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 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.

SEPTEMBER 24th (For Oct)          Eric Carle  –American Author and Illustrator

OCTOBER 29th       (For Nov)­         Native American Art –Beadwork and Crafts

JANUARY 28th      (For Feb)­          Andy Warhol –American Painter and Printmaker

FEBRUARY 25th    (For Mar)­         Ancient Egyptian Art –Hieroglyphs and Symbolism

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