I hope you all had a great first few days back at school. PTO is currently looking for at least 6 volunteers to help do virtual ART ADVENTURE this year. Classes/teachers and volunteers will log into the teacher's webex room for 30 minute sessions discussing art. Each class will do 2-3 sessions between Feb. 16 and March 12th.
About 200 K-6 elementary schools in MN/WI participate in the art adventure program, which is put on by the Minneapolis Institute of Art each year. The program encourages creativity, critical thinking and global awareness through in-depth explorations of art across various cultures and time periods. Woodcrest has participated for at least the past 10 years.
You do not need to know anything about art or give a lecture to help with this program...just need to like talking to students and encouraging their discussion. If you are interested, reply to this message with your available times during Feb 16-March 12 and total number of presentations you are willing to do by Jan 31st. We would ask that each volunteer be able to do at least 10 sessions or 5 hours and come to a 30-min prep meeting before we start. (Date to be determined)
This year we have the People and Their Environments Set - photos of this set can be seen here: https://new.artsmia.org/programs/teachers-and-students/art-adventure/people-and-their-environments/