What is Art Goes to School?
Art Goes to School is a volunteer art appreciation program serving schools and communities in the Delaware Valley. People of all ages who love working with children and are excited about art become volunteer members of Art Goes to School. Volunteers bring art reproductions into the classrooms. We present a program that encourages children to “look, listen and feel” works of art.
Art Goes to School uses art from around the world. Our children learn about the art from cave paintings to pop art and our collection is always expanding.
No Experience is Necessary
Art Goes to School of Wallingford- Swarthmore provides workshops to help our members learn about our portfolio of art reproductions. We work together in six two- hour weekly meetings every fall and spring to prepare lessons and share classroom techniques. Together we create lessons that are innovative and informal, making art accessible to all of our children.
We visit each elementary school and SHMS twice a year
We prepare a schedule of visits and allow our members to choose the day, time and grade that is best for their schedules. Volunteers give about four 45 min presentations in the classroom in the fall and again in the spring.
Visit Museums— Attend Lectures
Each year Art Goes to School of Delaware Valley sponsors a series of lectures on topics of interest to our members. We visit Philadelphia area museums and historic sites as well as a networking brunch with members from chapters throughout the greater Philadelphia area.