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 know: email@example.com
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
November - Theme is "We Are Grand Ridge Grizzlies"
December - Theme is Symmetry
January & February - School-Wide Paper Quilt
Photos of some of the work our artists did
Our Mission & Goals
To create and foster opportunities that enrich and support our children, school, and community.
Click here to see our goals for this year.
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