ART GOES TO SCHOOL
WHAT IS ART GOES TO SCHOOL?
FUN! Relaxed art appreciation classes brought to our students by our volunteers. No previous knowledge of art or art history at all necessary. This is a truly rewarding volunteer program that runs through all LMSD elementary schools.
In fall, volunteers meet up to learn about famous works of art, spanning ancient to contemporary art. The art-packed meetings last c.1-1.5 hour, usually starting 10am. Five meetings in total. If you miss one, all catch-up notes provided afterwards. An evening and weekend event is usually offered. Coffee / refreshments provided! Babies welcome.
* Merion Volunteers are in the classrooms November/ December.
Each class is encouraged to make their own discoveries when presented with the large poster-size reproductions. Usually around 30 minutes, the classes go very quickly. The students observations are enthusiastic, funny, thoughtful and insightful, they will amaze you. AGAIN - this does not require previous knowledge. This is NOT “teaching” a class names, dates, complicated art terms :) but rather encouraging explorations. The class can vote on the most disliked / confusing piece and discuss why, and we learn some
fun facts along the way - one year a Bala Cynwyd artist was in the portfolio. The students generally speak more than volunteers.
We also offer new volunteers lots of support!
*NO PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE OF ART OR ART HISTORY IS AT ALL NECESSARY*
2018/2019 portfolio (#23)
A few highlights
- Star of the Show: Mona Lisa
- Most animated discussion: Old King. Students had a lot to say about him. And that’s before the piece was rotated 45 degrees.
- Surprise hit: Night Train (and a call for more surrealism)
- Most mixed reviews: Baseball Players.
- Most fun guessing: Lobster and Cat. Was it a hedgehog? A bear?
- Most intrigued by: Vonal KSZ. Students loved rotating that one too.
- Most fun linking: Dancing at the Louvre, and Mona Lisa.
some of the art work from the 2016/2017 portfolio:
PROGRAM ON HOLD FOR 21-22 SY
The 2019 / 20 portfolio :
Sorting pieces for 2015/16 collection.