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Silvermine Guild of Artists, Inc.
January 26, 2011

I've taught middle school students fine arts skills: Drawing painting and printmaking. Many of the students find art a way to express themselves that other programs at the school do not. I enrich their lives by giving them the opportunity to work with me, a professional artist and provide them with the relaxed creative atmosphere they are seeking. Some of my students have come to my Saturday art class at the Sil;vermine School of Art through scholarships. They've been given the chance to attend a true art school and partake in the program. Some have gone on to advance placement art in the High School and still others have gone on the win scholarships to art colleges. At a time when so many extras are being cut from the public schools, it's great to now that there are p[laces like the Silvermine School of Art who care enough to reach out and help
Not all the art students are artstically talented , but all who attend, even those with special needs, find the program exciting and I've seen a true growth in both their social and art sills. There are values to my program that extend beyond learning fine art.
Through culminating art shows at their school the students have developed a sense of pride and belonging to the larger schoool community

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I've seen how important this art outreach program is to the students. They look forward to their weekly sessions and have developed great pride in themselves by the accomplished art work they create. Students who have attended over the 3 years of their middle school years have shown tremendous personally growth.

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not change anything

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Volunteer & I Helped middle school students develop their fine art skills with a 12 wee program in developing drawing, poainting and printmaking skills.