Art Literacy

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Welcome to Findley Art Literacy!

UPDATE! for 2021/2022:

Findley Art Lit is currently ON HOLD

until we can get back to working as a team to organize

fun and creative-thinking art lessons again...

Art lessons from last year are still accessible under the CDL ART page.

Please check out our VIRTUAL GALLERY page to see student artwork from CDL learning at home.

Thank you!

Christa Brask (Findley Art Lit Coordinator)

artlitfindley@gmail.com

This website is for Art Literacy Volunteers at Findley Elementary School

(the following information pertains to regular in-school teaching.)


Art Literacy Overview

Since 1979, the Beaverton School District is home to an exceptional volunteer-run elementary and middle school art education program called Art Literacy.

The district's Art Literacy curriculum at present is based on more than 100 artist-inspired lessons, including European masters, renowned American artists, cultural arts, some living and local artists.

Findley's Art Literacy program consists of six different lessons presented throughout the year. Morning volunteer trainings are scheduled for each lesson to learn about the upcoming artist-inspired projects.

In the classroom, 'lead' and 'assisting' volunteers work together to teach about the featured artist and assist in the art-making process, resulting in unique and creative student art productions to display and take home.

No previous artistic experience is required and all materials are provided.

All volunteers must have an mVP profile.

We Believe Art Literacy:

  • Helps students to think creatively and problem solve, both which help prepare them for the future.

  • Helps students learn how to observe, something naturalists, climatologists, writers and doctors need to know how to do.

  • Encourages students to form mental images - an ability chemists, engineers, architects, designers and inventors use to think up new ideas!

  • Celebrates many perspectives. Students learn to value diverse views and cultures, something ever important in a global society.

  • Has the unique ability to communicate ideas and emotions of the human spirit, connecting us to our history, traditions and heritage.

  • Helps students to realize there are many ways to see and interpret the world.