Since 2002, over a million dollars have been granted to youth art programs in Sonoma.
2018 Sonoma Valley Public School Grants
Dunbar Elementary is continuing their successful Art at Lunch Program. The program serves approximately 160 students in grades 1-5 by enriching the lunch time with regular access to a variety of art experiences. The Art at Lunch Program offers students six art centers which enable them the opportunity to explore and be exposed to a variety of mediums and techniques while also fostering skills of collaboration, problem solving, communication, and self-expression.
El Verano School
Art in Action Program, Poetry and Art public art project, Individual/group poems memorialized on solar panel, teacher, paint supplies, artist.
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. 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.
Local artists’ fees, clay, glaze, oil pastels, water colors, tempera, photographic experience in grades 4-5, SDC students.
Altamira Middle School
Pictographs and petroglyphs, Renaissance techniques (large painting in VanGogh style), ceramics, color wheels, paint in Thibaud style, leather bracelets, wall hangings and coasters, field trip to SFMOMA.
Adele Harrison Middle School
Native American petroglyphs, rock carving, techniques from Renaissance, origami paper bookets and birds (copper tape and LED lighting), ceramics, paint in triplets (Thibaud), Japanese NoTan paper art, SFMOMA trip.
Make & donate blankets to Sonoma Blanket Brigade, “permanent but changeable” outdoor art for campus to be mounted on exterior walls in the garden and back walls, and kits, acrylic paint, raw canvas, wood, nails, glue.
2017 Community Grants
Sonoma Community Center
Painting activity at Plaza during SPAF festival, Scholarships for Mentoring Alliance art lessons (mentees), and Trashion Fashion, Clay Day Camp and Teen Clay Camp with new ceramics-in house artist, sculpture and encaustic materials, paint, clay, and glaze.
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Bringing 4-5 grades in SVSD, 200 hours of instruction, 29 classrooms, 800 students, 3,200 individual art experiences, class size 24-34, themed around Joseph de Lappe, art supplies, teaching artists honoraria.
"Small but Grand” show of 8x10 canvases, gallery space/printing & reception.
Mobile art studio (VanGogh) to Prestwood, after school with Flowery 3,4,5, Fridayafter school, Flowery Plein Air painting, SDC, paints, watercolor, acrylic, foam core, glue, pencils brush, clay, posterboard, art pens.
OUR MAILING ADDRESS: Sonoma Plein Air Foundation 19201 Sonoma Highway, Suite 321, Sonoma CA 95476