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Advancing arts education for 100% of Amador County public school students.

Since 2010, Amador Arts Council has worked closely with Amador County Unified Schools District & Amador County Office of Education. Together we have implemented the Declaration for Student Rights to Equitable Arts Education (2017), the Districtwide Arts Education Plan (2019), and Local Control Accountability Program funds for arts education.

Hiring highly-qualified teaching artists and retired credentialed teachers, Amador Arts Council provides standard-based art classes to 100% of elementary public school students countywide. These classes are sequential and equitably provided to grades K through 6th, including special education.

Amador Arts Council is honored to facilitate Poetry Out Loud, offered to all high school students in Amador County which includes free poetry workshops culminating in a county-wide competition to win a spot at the statewide competition. We provide additional Arts Education programs to children age 0 to 18 thanks to extensive grant funding from the state of California.

In 2021-2022 school year, Amador Arts Council paid local teaching artists over $25,000 to teach more than 200 class session in the schools.

Poetry Out Loud

Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition for high school students across the country. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life. Learn more about POL here!

Art Classes

Life History Writing- Mondays from 1-3pm.

Cooking With Suzy- tips & techniques from a registered dietitian 1st Thursday of the month from 3-4pm.

  • Sep: Bean Basics

  • Oct: Super Soups

  • Nov: Recipe Makeover

Visual Art Every Friday- Friday classes are from 9:30 to 12:00pm.

  • First: Drawing

  • Second: Watercolor

  • Third: Collage

  • Fourth and Fifth: Free day with help from teachers.

Note! Friday classes are full – please contact Julie Trail at or call us at 209-256-8166 to be added on the waiting list.

Amador Arts Council supports Life-Long Arts Learning

Arts Education from Amador Arts Council is available with special thanks to donor Thomas Violich, and Amador County Board of Supervisors.

This program is supported in-part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Poetry Foundation, and the California Arts Council, a state agency. Find out more at

Amador County Office of Education logo

Art classes in the public schools are sponsored by the Amador County Office of Education.


Heart of Hope
Student Arts Showcase
Miwok Patriots
Safe Space

As the designated State Local Partner, Amador Arts is required to address local, data-based needs through The Arts.

Amador Alliance for Arts Education will resume meetings THIS OCTOBER!

THIRD WEDNESDAY of the month at 5 PM in zoom

Amador Alliance for Arts Education

Together we can ensure local kids get the arts education they need.

Register to become an arts education advocate today!

Student Director

Student Director graphic

 Amador Arts invites local youth to join the Amador Arts Board of Directors!


Pony Farm residency project supports inter-generational, life-long, urban-rural arts learning in the heart of the Central Sierra Nevada Mountains and Foothills. CLICK HERE to learn about the professional artists who visit Amador County from all over the world to teach our community about The Arts!

Did you know?

Art Councils in California are required to collect data to assess the state of Racial Equity within the county they serve.

Amador Arts Members

The Amador Arts coalition of citizens known as Amador Alliance for Arts Education helped the Amador County Unified School District adopt the Declaration in 2018.

Did you know?

Art Education is required for all youth and all grades.

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