ART GOES TO SCHOOL
Art Goes to School (AGTS)- 1 Chairperson
This is an HSA/Interschool Council activity for all elementary schools in which a portfolio of selected artworks is shared by parents/guardians with the students at their school. Parent/guardian volunteers from each school attend training sessions to learn about the artwork and what should be covered in the presentations. Then parents/guardians run sessions with groups of classes at their school.
The AGTS Chair is responsible for coordinating with the AGTS external contacts to discuss scheduling and training. The Chair is further responsible for recruiting 6-10 internal parent/guardian volunteers at Merion to attend the training sessions, as well work with the principal to establish a schedule of class rotations for the program. The parent/guardian volunteers will then deliver the AGTS program to the children per the agreed upon schedule.
Time Commitment: As little as a couple of hours of time to several hours of time. Training sessions are about one to two hours long but offer great insight into the portfolio of art. It is advised for the Chair to attend the training sessions.
Timing: Typically prep work by volunteers happens in the fall, and the parents come into the school in Nov/Dec
*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:
The 2019 / 20 portfolio :
Sorting pieces for 2015/16 collection.