The Artist in the Classroom Program
During the 2018 - 2019 school year, the Artist in the Classroom program will provide a full semester of instruction for each class, grades 1 - 5, and 10 weeks of instruction for kindergarten children.
The artist and the classroom teacher will form a team to help your child learn about art.
Explore art from a variety of cultures, historical periods, and places.
Create art through hands-on art activities such as painting, drawing, sculpting, and more.
Develop critical thinking skills by observing, describing, and interpreting master artworks and their own artworks.
ArtWise is a major partner in this GF Public School District program, providing $26,000 in 2018 to the school district in direct support for the program. ArtWise also provides the annual elementary ArtWise Art Show. We are very grateful for this support and wish to thank ArtWise, its sponsors and grantors. This is the program's 25th year in all of the Grand Forks Public elementary schools.
Parental involvement can strengthen our art program. Your response to your child's artwork is important to your child's overall art experience. Please ask your child to tell you about their artwork. In some classrooms the artwork is kept in a portfolio to be brought home later in the year.
Our classroom artists hope to help your child develop imagination and that the art instruction will help your child perceive the world more clearly, understanding the perspectives of other people and cultures. We look forward to sharing in the creativity of your child
Our Classroom Artists 2018-19:
This program is supported in part by a grant from the City of Grand Forks through the Community Foundation of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Region.