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Here we go with Grace Arts for the 2015-2016 school year!

September 15th, 2015 No comments

For this 2015-2016 school year, we have some awesome artists and artistic concepts to share with the kids. We hope to deliver these art lessons to each Dranesville child. However, the only way to ensure it happens 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 learn about your child’s day at school, meet their friends, and their teacher 😉

If you’re interested in helping, 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 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 24th         (For Oct)           Frida Kahlo –Mexican Painter

OCTOBER 29th                 (For Nov)­          Patrick Dougherty –American Sculptor

JANUARY 28th                 (For Feb)­          Grandma Moses –American Painter

March 31st                   (For Apr)­           Flowers in Art

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