1130 Pine Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446

Kids Art Smart for Virginia Peterson Elementary School

December 5 - 8, 2013

Kids Art Smart for Virginia Peterson Elementary School

December 5 - 8, 2013
Classroom Gallery

An exhibition of over 450 works of art created by Virginia Peterson Elementary School students during their Fall 2013 visits to Studios on the Park through the Kids Art Smart program.

To date, this life-changing program has served more than 4,000 children from Paso Robles Elementary Schools. Many of these students are low-income and at-risk and receive no formal arts education. The result is a lost opportunity to develop creative thinking and personal expression. To ensure all students can participate, Studios on the Park provides every field trip fro free. Exhibits at Studios on the Park honor participating students in a professional gallery setting and allow families and the public to see the incredible creations of these talented youngsters!

If you are interested in ensuring that local children can experience the joy of art in 2014, please email or call 805.238.9800.


Fall 2013 Art Projects
Kindergarten - Watercolors
Professional arts educator Kathy Coombs taught children watercolor techinques as they painted undersea creatures or tree forms.

First Grade - Marbling & Collage Kimonos
Professional arts educator and acrylic painter Kim Snyder taught students about patterns and color through creating personalized hand marbled papers and paper kimonos with oil pastels.

Second Grade - Liquid Watercolors
Professional watercolorist Laure Carlisle taught color mixing and design as children studied the parts of insects and paint unique and colorful bug forms on watercolor paper.

Third Grade - Collage Self-Portraits
Professional artist Joe Thomas guided students as they created self-portrait masks with watermedia and collage.

Fourth Grade - Ceramic Slab Bowls
Professional potter Peggy Vrana taught children to hand build, stamp, and design ceramic slab bowls.

Fifth Grade - Relief Block Printmaking
Professional printmaker Barbara Rosenthal taught students to design, cut, and print their own original art.




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