“I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few.”
- William Morris
Art for All: The ArtReach Mission
ArtReach believes that all youngsters, regardless of socioeconomic status, benefit from the opportunity to practice creative thinking and creative doing. We strive to increase access to visual arts education by taking professional artists into K-6 schools throughout San Diego County to provide hands-on, standards-based workshops. We focus on providing free workshops to students at schools that meet need criteria and have no or scant visual arts education resources. We also provide fee-based workshops to schools or organizations that have the ability to pay.
ArtReach Teaching Artists
All of our teaching artists make a living creating art. Our team includes plein air painters, print makers, graphic designers, photographers, and more. Though their techniques differ, they have a passion for art and a commitment to making art experiences available for children in common. Our artists share pieces of their own work before helping students find their own artistic voice. Our team believes art is an exploration and that there is no one “right” way to approach a project. We nurture originality and confidence in every student.
ArtReach in the Community
Look for ArtReach at Mission Federal ArtWalk Little Italy in the Spring and at ArtWalk NTC in the Fall. ArtReach hosts free community art projects for kids and families at these and other festivals throughout the year.
Testimonials About ArtReach
Click here to read testimonials from our portrait on the Great Non-Profits website.
The ArtReach Team
THE ARTREACH BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Co-President, Nancy Chambers
Senior Proposal Consultant, ADP
Co-President, Gwen Nichols
Senior Director Administrative Services,
Secretary, Bronle Crosby
Past President/Treasurer, Sandi Cottrell
Managing Director, ArtWalk
Past President, Ellen Potter
Neurobiologist/Director of Education,
Past President, Lori Borg
Marketing Commercialization Manager,
Chris Austin Mittleman
Manager Landside Operations
San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
Jefferson Elementary School
Owner/President Janet Smith & Associates –
THE ARTREACH ARTISTIC TEAM
Judy Berman Silbert
Deron Cohen, deroncohen.com
Alessandra Colfi, AlessandrColfi.com
Catherine Dzialo-Haller, Dzialo-Haller.com
Isabel Halpern, cargocollective.com/isabelhalpern
Charles Thunyakij, wix.com/cthunyakij
Thank you to Josh Pavlick from Helmuth Projects for making the joy of working with clay a possibility for ArtReach workshop students.
Volunteers help with data input, material preparation for workshops, at festivals, in schools and more.
To inquire about volunteer opportunities,
ArtReach is affliated with:
This activity is funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency.
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