Since 2002, over 1.45 million dollars have been granted to youth art programs in Sonoma.
How has $1,450,128 been allocated?
2019 Sonoma Valley Public School Grants
Dunbar Elementary is offering Art in Action in all classrooms K-5 throughout the year Art at Lunch: Art at lunch provides students with the opportunity to learn and connect through Art at lunch. This program, headed by Beth Biermann, has been going for quite a few years and Dunbar and our students love it. It provides many students with a place where many feel they can belong. The most compelling program so far is our Art at Lunch. Students LOVE the opportunity to visit the art room during their lunch and make art. In many meetings with parents, they articulate how much their child loves to participate in Art at Lunch. It provides all students with a place to "be". We are also looking forward to seeing what Art in Action does for all our scholars!
El Verano School
One of the most frightening places on a campus for children is the bathroom for a variety of reasons. As we work towards inclusion and equity as a school, district and town an area that needs attention is the comfort and safety of our students.
At El Verano we would like to create a warmer, calming and positive environment. We would like to paint the walls with warmer hues and adorn the walls with positive messaging and art. (see photos) We believe this will create a more inclusive and less threatening environment. Teachers will discuss positive messaging with students as well as what kind of images would bring cheer and warmth to our restrooms. These messages and art work will then be placed on the bathroom walls. Small groups of students led by ArtEscape instructors will create an inclusive and safe environment for ALL. This project will include all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes (8 classes, a total of 201 students), and will be held during the school day. After a discussion of words and the feelings they elicit has occurred during their Language Arts curriculum, Art Escape will visit each of the 8 classrooms twice. The first visit will introduce the project, discuss words and designs, and the students will construct simple cardboard projectors to enlarge images on the walls. The second visit will be an introduction to modern calligraphy with the students practicing several fonts. AFTER SCHOOL MOSAIC PROJECT EL VERANO GRADES 4 AND 5 This program is a continuation of the partnership begun in 2018 between El Verano and Art Escape for a Thursday after school art program. Description of program objective and student activities This project will continue to create Mexican Art inspired mosaics on the cement planters in the El Verano courtyard. The students learn to make a small mosaic piece in class and then participate in the design and installation of mosaics covering the cement planters. This program will provide exposure to Mexican culture and art through a project that reflects Mexican traditions. Students of Mexican descent are unfamiliar with the artists that define their heritage. The study of Mexican art will help ground these students in their cultural identity. All students will benefit from the exposure to Mexican artists and It also provides the opportunity to learn and use Spanish vocabulary.
Flowery Elementary School piloted the Art in Action curriculum based visual arts program for Grades 1-3 with 2016 Sonoma Plein Air Foundation funding, and continues the program in the current school year, starting with Kindergarten and providing sequential art experiences for students as they advance grade by grade through grade5. The abundance of resources to support the artistic genre, including art history, strong visual support, and highly engaging and-age appropriate projects were excellent for our students.
We provide Art in Action for grades 1-4. We also provide visual arts to grades K, 5, and our Special Day Class. These visual arts included photography, painting, and clay. We have installed a dedicated art room (funded by our PTO) at our school site, and it has been a game changer. Students have a space dedicated to their work with visual arts. We are looking forward to a full year of utilizing this space.
Kindergarten, elements of design, watercolor project, tie to theme in literature 1st grade artists 16 sessions 8 per class, lines, color, shape, form clay, pastels 2nd grade, local artist, color wheel, pos/neg space, oil, pastel, 3rd grade artist in classroom themes projects, Native American, Etc. 4th grade Artists in room themed projects, shading, value drawing, abstract etc Theme mathematics using strings on canvas, collage of found recycle, journals
Altamira Middle School and Adele Harrison Middle School
Australian ancient aboriginal Dream style art posters Aboriginal X-Ray Paintings Mixing Colorwheels, learning the History of Color, creating 12-color paintings Studies of Georgia O’Keeffe style giant flowers with warm and cool colors Cyanotypes – studying and creating sunprints Perspective Techniques through studies of Renaissance artists Ceramics – 3 different hand-built pieces using coil and pinch-pot techniques Mixing Nine-Value Gray Scales and painting Gray Value paintings Japanese-style, black and white, negative space designs on posters Drawing faces by studying Greek proportions and ratios Decorating masks, tied to favorite books, science, or history Haiku poetry and posters, entered into Writers Faire Study of mobiles; making “found object” mobiles Black paper/ white pencil studies of negative space & symmetry Black Ink scratch-off designs Oaxacan-inspired paintings of colorful animals Positive affirmations painted on medium-size rocks Field trips to San Francisco MOMA museum to study Alexander Calder mobiles
Sonoma Valley High School
3D Design 3-D Logo Design Wire and Paper Mache Sculpture Ceramic Coil Vessel Candle Lantern Cardboard Sculpture Soft Sculpture Surrealism Inspired Funky Hat Sculpture Subtractive Soapstone project Junk Yard Sculpture project Bas Relief Sculpture project Shrink Wrap Human Form project Subtractive Ceramic Clay Tiki project Sculptures from Molds project 3-D Famous Artist Sculpture Painting project & written Report on Famous Artist Clay Totem
Art I Contour Line Drawing Negative & Positive Space Collage Landscape Diorama One Point Perspective Cities Self Portrait Lino-Cuts Stencils Surrealist Landscapes Pinch Pots Coil vessels Slab Boxes Inspirational Portraits Tattoo Design Skeleton Masterpiece (Human Proportion) Painting Unit Still-life
AP ART 12 Concentration Pieces 12 Breadth Pieces 17 Students @ $40 per Student= $680 Art II - Sketchbook and portfolio - Realistic Still life Drawing - Figure Drawing, Drawing human proportions - Surrealist hand drawing - Intro to portrait drawing - Self Portrait research ; Artist inspired portrait - Art as text - Day of the Dead Project - Painting Unit - Mixed Media: From Ordinary to Extraordinary - Fresco painting - Abstraction - Drawing shiny objects - Clay Unit - Printmaking - Intro to Surrealism; create a surrealistic inspired Collage - Computer Arts Project - Altered Book sculpture - Box Assemblage - Community Art Project for the Art Show - The Power of Themes “ Shoe project” (any media) - Mural - Congressional Art Competition: - Create a sculpture of your choice (plaster, wire, wood, mixed media, card board) - Creating a stencil (spray painting) - Social issue art work - Paper relief sculpture - Surrealism and Perspective drawing - Working with liquid
Photography I Pinhole cameras Black and White film development Black and White Darkroom processing and printing Online Portfolio Development ATPI Photo Contest Congressional Art Show Photo Collage Biography Project Studio Lighting Social Photography Digital Photography Photo Manipulation Multimedia Project Alternative Photography Photo Presentation 140 Students @ $52 per Student= 7,280 Photography II Alternative photography Semester Personal Project Biography Project Digital Photography Digital Printing and Photo Presentation ATPI Photo Contest Congressional Art Show Digital Manipulation Photo Collage Portrait Self Portrait Landscape Desktop Publishing Purchase of a Makerbot Replicator 3D Printer EDU Web Bundle. After the High School’s visiting Artist Emil Alzamora’s presentation, we were very inspired on what he was doing with a 3D Printer with his artwork.