Mission: ArtReach takes professional artists into elementary schools throughout San Diego County to provide standards-based, visual art workshops. ArtReach specifically focuses on providing low or no cost programs to schools that otherwise would have no art resources.
Results: By July 2014, ArtReach worked with almost 10,000 students via our Free Workshop Program and almost 9000 students via our Fee-Based Program.
We continue to focus on fundraising to support our Free Workshop Program and we have been awarded grants by Qualcomm, the Ramona Community Foundation, Target Foundation and more. We area also very privileged to have the support of dozens of visual artists and many local galleries.
While we work to increase capacity, we continue to maintain high standards for our sequential, standards-based curriculum and we work with teachers and participate in professional development with San Diego County Office of Education Visual Performing Arts Department to insure that our workshops are relevant and engaging.
Target demographics: ArtReach works with students in grades K-6 throughout San Diego County. Free programs target Title I schools that have no existing art resources and no funds to provide them.
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 10,000 students learn art skills and create art
Geographic areas served: All of San Diego County
Programs: Free Workshop Program-- ArtReach provides free, multi-session art workshops to K- 6 throughout San Diego County. This program is supported by grant writing, and multiple fund raising events.
Fee-Based Workshops -- ArtReach also works in schools with the ability to pay for programs. All schools receive sequential, standards-based lessons with a focus on creating original art.
Festivals -- ArtReach offers free art activities at festivals for kids and adults.
ArtReach bridges the gap between what local schools can provide and what our students need. Art is invaluable part of the learning process, and students given the opportunity to experience Art, develop a greater ability to solve problems and formulate new ideas. Everyone at ArtReach is devoted to fuller and happier education for children.
I love ArtReach. It is a grassroots effort to bring art to underserved schools. Everyone I have met from ArtReach is passionate about this cause. The work produced by the kids is wonderful. In this age of electronic distractions, it is even more imperative for children to create, design, paint, and explore.