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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.

TRAINING DATES FOR 2016-17
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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