Welcome Findley Art Literacy Volunteers!

This website is for Art Literacy Volunteers at Findley Elementary School.

2019 / 2020 Art Literacy Year at a Glance:

Artists, Training dates & Project Leads

Eric Carle: Wed. October 2nd @ 9:00 am

                    • (Christa Brask, project lead)

Diego Velazquez: Wed. November 13th @ 9:00 am

                    • (John Gierach, project lead)

Grant Wood: Wed. January 15th @ 9:00 am

                    • (Rebecca Greene, project lead)

Jennifer Bartlett: Wed. February 26th @ 9:00 am

                    • (Rebecca Greene & Lori Dobbin, project co-leads)

Renee Magritte: Wed. April 8th @ 9:00 am

                    • (Lori Dobbin, project lead)

Pueblos: Wed. May 6th @ 9:00 am

                    • (.................project lead.....TBD..............)****

****We need your help in making these Art Lit projects happen -- please consider taking on the role of Project Lead! Contact Christa Brask if you are interested or have questions :-).

Thank you!

2019--2020 Findley Artists/Culture Lesson Examples

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2019-2020 Shape, Space & Form

The Art Literacy program is celebrating its 40th Anniversary in Beaverton schools this year!!

The Beaverton School District Art Literacy Program was recently featured in the online Noble Hour publication. Check it out today!

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.

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.