Annual AmadorArts Student Arts Showcase will be May 8, 9
A free community event with complimentary refreshments will be happening Tuesday, May 8, and Wednesday, May 9 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. It’s the popular annual AmadorArts Student Arts Showcase, the time to view a wildly creative cross-section of art created by local elementary school students. Also, check out the two award-winning short videos on “Why the Arts Matter” by students from Amador and Argonaut High Schools. The Heart and SOUL Studio at 21 Badger Street, one block off Main, in Sutter Creek will be the place to go, thanks to owner Priscilla Carpenter who’s donated her ample space.
Each year AmadorArts brings in-depth standards-based instruction by professional artists into all of our local elementary schools. In the current school year, 1,500 students will participate in arts classes facilitated by the non-profit organization. Classes included: Kindergarten Color Wheel, 1st grade Adventures with George the Dot, 2nd grade Doodle Art, 3rd grade Matisse-inspired Paper Collage, 4th grade Watercolor Technique, 5th grade Chalk Pastel, and 6th grade Chinese history and art. Each of the participating children has been invited and will receive a Certificate of Achievement. This year’s Arts Education programs are made possible by a generous donation from Stan Lukowicz.
Works created in Pam Sharp’s Children’s Studio will be on exhibit as well. Plus, doodling, collage and watercolor art created by about 10 young men from the Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp will also be up for viewing. For the past several months, members of AmadorArts have been giving classes there.
No matter the age, arts education not only enhances students’ understanding of the world around them, but it also gives them a sense of emotional satisfaction when they are involved in making art. They have control over the materials they use, making decisions about form, color, etc. And, it brings joy.
The mission of AmadorArts is “Encouraging, Supporting, and Promoting the Arts in Our Schools and Community.” This Arts in Education annual Program Finale gives the public a chance to see the positive results of this goal and what happens when the arts are in embedded with our youth.