Grand Ridge Art Docent Program 

Message of thanks from the Art Director

 

The school year’s art program, so far, has been focused on providing teachers with project guides and supplies so that our children and students can enjoy month theme-based projects in class. We have been able to showcase their work in our school windows for parents, families and friends to enjoy, rotating by class every few weeks. 

 

Thank you, teachers, for participating in the programming!

 

Thank you to all who have supported the PTSA through your membership and/or donations. Your support allows programs like this to exist for Grand Ridge!

 

The project in progress now is a school-wide paper quilt project. The quilt will be assembled and exhibited first at the Blakely Hall's Eco Market on March 5th for our community to view, and then will return to Grand Ridge to be on display in our school. We are excited to see this project come to life!

 

We also are hoping to have our art docent program back in full swing and docents in the classrooms before too long. 

 

All of these wonderful, creative contributions would not be possible without a rockstar group of volunteers who are consistently committed and have contributed so much time: 

  • Shivani Ahluwalia
  • Shilpi Sharma
  • Tara Sengamalay
  • Kathryn Pilapil 

I cannot thank this group enough for bringing the ideas and all of the details together to deliver to our classrooms and for all the energy they have given to ensuring that the arts remain an accessible and integral part of our students’ experiences. 

 

I’d also like to thank Hannah Coblentz, our amazing GRE PTSA President who has handled all of the coordination with the school administration and teachers and who has provided the space and the time for us to be able to deliver the projects. 

 

There’s so much more to come!

 

Interested in joining the art team for the 2021-22 school year?  Let us knowgrptsa@gmail.com

 

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The Grand Ridge Elementary Art Docent Program is a volunteer-led program designed to bring art enrichment into our classrooms funded by our PTSA. The Program exposes our students to a wide variety of artists, techniques, cultures, and history through hands-on art making.

 

Students are also encouraged to create art for the annual Reflections art contest each fall. 

 

While the Issaquah School District is working toward providing some classroom art instruction to elementary students in the future, the PTSA and many dedicated volunteers have stepped in to ensure the students at Grand Ridge have a robust and developmentally appropriate monthly art curriculum. The program provides lesson plans and supplies for our Art Docent volunteers.  

 

During the 2021-22 school year, when volunteers are not able to enter the building yet, our Art Docent team has come up with lessons and prep the materials for our teachers to deliver the lessons and support their students during art time. This has been a wonderful opportunity to support art in our classrooms during this time. Check out the lessons below! 

 

 

October - Theme is Fruits & Vegetables

Kindergarten-2nd Grade   3rd Grade    4th Grade    5th Grade

 

November - Theme is "We Are Grand Ridge Grizzlies"

Kindergarten-1st Grade   2nd & 3rd Grade    4th Grade    5th Grade

 

December - Theme is Symmetry

Kindergarten       1st Grade       2nd Grade       3rd Grade       4th Grade       5th Grade

 

January & February - School-Wide Paper Quilt

Video about the project         All Grades

 

 

Photos of some of the work our artists did

  

 

     

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