Artist Workshop

Do you like volunteering in the classroom and having fun? This is a great opportunity for you! Volunteer for Artist Workshop, a CRS PTA sponsored program that presents curriculum topics through the perspective of fine art examples. Sign-ups for 2018-2019 will be available via SUG in late August. Parent orientation will be held in September (date TBA) in the Exploratory Arts room.

There are only 5 Artist Workshop one-hour sessions held throughout the academic year. Prepared PowerPoint presentations and write-ups on the images and projects are provided for you to facilitate the presentation. All you need to do before a session is review the write-up information and images provided, gather supplies from our Artist Workshop supplies closet (all materials are provided for you by the CRS PTA), and then go into the classroom and open a child’s awareness to the wonder and beauty of art. You will give the short presentation to the students, engaging them in careful looking to understand and create meaning about the artworks. Afterwards, students make their own art project reinforcing the session’s objectives.  All sessions are specifically tied to classroom topics (science, social studies or math) as well as art curriculum. No artistic ability or art history needed to volunteer– just enthusiasm for working with students and enjoying the discovery process.  

If you are interested in participating in this fun hands on activity please attend a short informational session on DATE TBA (for 2018-2019) in the Exploratory Arts room. In the meantime, if you have any questions please contact the PTA Artist Workshop Coordinator, and Meredith Blankenstein, or CRS Lead Art Teacher, Julie Wallace, at [email protected]. Thank you for your interest.