1130 Pine Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446

Kids Art Smart for Virginia Peterson Elementary School

May 7 - 10, 2015

Kids Art Smart for Virginia Peterson Elementary School

May 7 - 10, 2015
Classroom Gallery

An exhibition of works of art created by Virginia Peterson Elementary School students during their Spring 2015 classes at Studios on the Park through our Kids Art Smart program.

To date, this life-changing program has served more than 5,000 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 Fall 2015, please email or call 805.238.9800.

Exhibition Special Events
Opening Reception
Saturday, May 9: 6 pm - 9 pm

Spring 2015 Art Projects
Kindergarten - Watercolors
Professional arts educator Kathy Coombs taught children watercolor techinques as they painted undersea creatures or tree forms.

First Grade - Sumi-e Resist Painting
Professional arts educator and mosaic artist Anna Meyrick taught students traditional sumi-e painting with an experimental twist. The addition of a wax resist technique with ink and watercolor washes resulted in marvelous paintings.

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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