Overview

What is the Art Enrichment Program? The Art Enrichment Program is sponsored by the PTC and is led by parent volunteers. The program provides an art curriculum to supplement our current Art Program and Classroom Curriculum, as well as to create a fun, learning atmosphere with strong parent leadership in the classroom. Without the help of parent volunteers this program could not exist!

The Art Enrichment Curriculum aims to provide our students with an introduction to Art History and Artistic Expression by modeling key Artists or Art Movements throughout history. Some of the 19th and 20th Century artistic movements covered include Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Cubism, Expressionism, Surrealism, and Pop Art. The students explore a range of mediums such as painting, drawing, photography, and collage. Many resources are utilized to help bring the artist(s) or artistic movements alive, including posters of the artworks, multi-media and computer links to artist home pages, children’s art curriculum, art teacher resources and museum home pages, and, of course, a closet full of art supplies!

The Art Enrichment Program has a wonderful, long tradition in District 102. Many generations have experienced the program and we would like to continue by blending the history and resources of the past with newer resources. The Art Enrichment committee has worked with the Ogden staff to develop the current curriculum. We feel this curriculum is a wonderful supplemental learning experience to the students’ current district art curriculum. We are fortunate to be in a school where there is the support from the school, the PTC, and especially the entire group of parent volunteers who continue to make it possible for our school to offer a program that is so loved by the students. Thank you!

How does the program work? Three times per year, volunteers and students engage in discussions about artists and their artwork through a variety of visual aids (from the Art Enrichment collection) and fun projects. Lessons are arranged with the teacher and last one hour.

How do I get started? Each lesson has its own Art Enrichment curriculum. Simply find the appropriate curriculum bag hanging on the wall in the art closet across from the music room. The AE supplies are also located in the art closet (designated by orange tape). The key to the closet is kept in the office. Curriculum bags should be checked out by signing the appropriate card and leaving it in the card file box. This is important so other volunteers who might need the folder can contact you if they need to.