Art Adventure - THANK YOU, volunteers!!
Fri, Jan 3 10:37pm

Woodcrest students have participated in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) Art Adventure Program for at least seven years!  The program, sponsored by WCSI PTO, includes training by MIA for parent volunteers and rentals of art kits from the museum.  The program encourages creativity, critical thinking and global awareness through in-depth explorations of art across various cultures and time periods. Art Adventure is an opportunity for students to experience art up close and personal through reproductions, technology and touch-and-feel props.   

In December, Woodcrest classes participated in up to three discussions, comparing two art pieces in each, for about 70 conversations school-wide.   The art from the How People Lived kit can also be seen live in the museum (general admission is free) or online at

Thank you to parent volunteers Matias Araya, Heidi Ferris, Andrea Hansen, Eric Howell, Claire Montenegro, Sarah Stojevich, Karene Torgerson, and Kelly Veit who made this year another great success!  Together they discussed art with students for over 35 hours and many students wanted it to be longer!