Arts Education

The arts help students succeed in academics and life, by engaging their interest, stimulating creativity, improving critical thinking, encouraging collaboration, and building self esteem.

The Amador County Arts Council is committed to encouraging, supporting, and promoting the arts in our schools because Arts Education is mandated in California and the USA. 

Arts Education is REQUIRED for


K through 12.

The Amador County Arts Council provides standard-based visual arts curricula to all K through 6th classrooms at all six public elementary schools within Amador County. This Arts Education is provided for free to the students with no charge to the Amador County Unified School District, school sites, teachers, and families.

Watercolor5Elementary Visual Arts Education
Each year AmadorArts brings in-depth, standards-based curriculum taught by local, professional artists into all of our district’s elementary schools. More than 2,000 amador county elementary students participate in a visual arts class facilitated by AmadorArts. Classes include: Kindergarten Color Wheel, 1st grade Lines, 2nd grade Doodle Art, 3rd grade Matisse-inspired Paper Collage, 4th grade Watercolor Technique, 5th grade Chalk Pastel, and 6th grade Ancient Chinese art integrated curriculum.


CampCommunity Arts Programs
AmadorArts coordinates art cllasses, such as doodle art, watercolor, music, theatre, costuming, and more, at the ARC of Amador, which serves adults with disabilities, and at the Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp, a state correctional facility.



B Street Theatre School Tours
AmadorArts also contracts with B Street Theater of Sacramento to bring their School Tour performances to all amador county elementary schools. These performances are fun, engaging theatre experiences which address subjects like science and history with a comedic twist.


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“Art Man

Makes art

Face art

Practices on paper

Horizontal, vertical lines

Diagonal smiles

Sphere and cubes and oblongs”

4th Grade Poet : Artists in the Schools

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