Art a la Carte

An innovative program designed to expand students’ appreciation of historically significant art and architecture, Art a la Carte introduces kindergartners through fifth graders to the visual arts. With parent volunteer as their guides, students learn about famous artists, painting, sculpture and architecture, often in a historical context. Each lesson plan includes an overview, samples and a finished product for the students to take home.

Parent volunteers teach eight lessons throughout the school year starting in October and finishing in May. Lessons cover the principles and elements of art. Through this program, students learn to ask informed art-related questions and to approach art as educated critics, all the while building confidence and inspiring their own creativity.

Sign up sheets should be available outside your classroom or contact Karen or Gabriela, the Art a la Carte coordinators, if you are interested in being a volunteer for a class or have any questions regarding the monthly AALC lesson plans. Individual training sessions are available, if needed.

 

K – 2 Karen Stopnicki, kstopnicki@gmail.com

3 – 5 Gabriela Gonzalez, gabrielagg1979@gmail.com

Art Supplies, Art Library and Curriculum folders can be found in the PTO workroom. If the workroom is locked, please see the front office for the key.

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