Student Arts Showcase


Cut Flowers with Lillian Pier, Kindergartener

 

Student Arts Showcase May 5-15 at ACUSD Office

Amador County Arts Council presents the annual, free Student Arts Showcase, featuring original artwork by local students who have received the AmadorArts K-6 visual arts curriculum in their public school classrooms. This year the showcase will be located at the Amador County Unified School District Office on Rex Avenue in Jackson.

Each year AmadorArts brings in-depth standards-based instruction by professional artists into all of our local elementary schools. In the current school year, 2400+ students 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, 6th grade Chinese history and art, and Introduction to Art Pilot Program at Ione Junior High.  Each of the participating children has been invited and will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Works created by young men from the Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp will also be up for viewing.

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 Amador County Arts Council is to encourage, support, and promote the arts in our schools and community. The Student Arts Showcase gives the public a chance to see the positive results of this mission and what happens when the arts are included in early childhood education.

Please support ARTS EDUCATION by making a donation to Amador County Arts Council.

Your donation means that we can bring more grant money into this community.