Social studies, science, math...plus art!
Artist Workshop is a CRS PTA-sponsored program that presents curriculum topics through the perspective of fine art examples and fun art projects. Our lessons combine art, history, and each grade's curriculum, augmenting students' understanding of the topics they are studying.
Questions? Contact our Artist Workshop Coordinator.
Volunteer for Artist Workshop
Do you like volunteering in the classroom and having fun? Then, this is a fantastic opportunity for you! Artist Workshop lessons and projects are often the highlights of the week — it's an excellent way for parents to connect with students while exposing them to a whole new facet of history, science, and math. No artistic skills or knowledge of art history required — just enthusiasm!
Artist Workshop is currently on hold for 2021-2022; check back for updates.
We'll share an overview of how the program works at our parent orientation, some lessons and project examples, and tips for having a great workshop. Orientation will be on TBA in September.
How Artist Workshop Works:
For each grade, there are 5 Artist Workshop one-hour sessions held throughout the academic year. You will give a short presentation to the students, engaging them in careful looking to understand and create meaning about the artworks. Afterward, students work on art projects reinforcing the session's objectives. All sessions are tied explicitly to classroom topics (science, social studies, or math) and the art curriculum. All the materials you need for each lesson are provided for you — lesson write-up, presentation, and art project supplies!
Lesson Leader Instructions:
Find your lesson write-up in the online folder (the Artist Workshop coordinator will provide access to the lessons).
Review the lesson write-up and presentation.
Email a copy of the presentation to the teacher or put it on a thumb drive.
Pick up your project supplies from the cabinets in the PTA workroom.
Go to the classroom and share the wonder and beauty of art. Then, have fun leading your lesson!
If you have any questions, please contact our Artist Workshop Coordinator.