Thank you Party ARTy 2016 Guests, Patrons & Volunteers

We had a lovely evening of art, fine food, music, and fun. Thank you to all that made Party ARTy
a huge success. Your thoughtful contributions helped us raise funds enough for at least
125 full teaching artist days that will translate into thousands of opportunities for students
to practice creative thinking and doing. Here's the "village" that made Party ARTy happen.

Catherine Dzialo Haller

Artists in Schools Grant

In Depth Learning at Ramona Elementary School

Thanks to an Artists in Schools grant from the California Arts Council, Ramona Elementary School and ArtReach have matched funds to provide a 13-session artist in residency program for all fourth and fifth graders. Local artist and ArtReach Teaching Artist Catherine Dzialo-Haller will guide these youngsters through the practice of using the elements of art to create work in a variety of media. Catherine will also work with each grade level to create self-portraits. Staff and teachers will join in self-portrait making as well. This program will culminate in an end-of-the- year art show featuring student and staff work. ArtReach is honored to have the support of both the California Arts Council and Ramona Elementary School to create this meaningful collaboration.

“ArtReach does exactly as its name implies: it reaches out to students and affords them
the opportunity to experience art. ArtReach allows students to express their creativity,
to appreciate art, and to 'shine' in a new and different way. Thank you ArtReach!“

- Vista Grande Elementary Teacher            

Boy Paints

What is ArtReach?
ArtReach is a not-for-profit, 501 (c) 3 organization that takes working artists into K - 6 schools throughout San Diego County to provide hands-on visual art education workshops. We believe art opens the door to limitless possibilities and teaches young people to think critically and originally. And, that every child should have the opportunity to make art despite budget cuts and regardless of socioeconomic status. The team that brings ArtWalk events to San Diego every year created ArtReach in 2007. Since then, we have worked with thousands of students and families.

ArtReach Video: Arts & Innovation

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”

- Albert Einstein            

In this video San Diego innovators and members of the ArtReach team share their thoughts
on the value of arts education and how it impacts our “coming attractions.”

Thank you to Chris Swabb of On Assignment Studios for donating the time and care to create this video. Thank you to Janet Smith, ArtReach Board member and owner of On Assignment Studios for envisioning this project. Learn more about Janet and Chris here.


ArtReach Workshops In Schools
We bring everything needed to your school for each lesson, no buses required. ArtReach workshops include:

  • Professional artists as teachers
  • Innovative projects that instruct and inspire
  • STEAM oriented lesson by request
  • One time visit, series or artist residencies
  • Emphasis on creating original work
  • Workshops for entire schools or specific grade levels
  • All materials needed for each lesson
  • Lessons based on California State Board of Education Visual Art Standards
  • Lesson plan and suggestion for in class projects provided to classroom teacher
  • Evaluation by teachers and students

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After School Programs/Events
ArtReach also offers after school programs and workshops for youth organizations. Contact us to create the perfect program whatever your need.

Fee-Based Program: costs vary depending on the number of students enrolled and the project chosen.

Free Workshops: When funding allows, ArtReach offers free workshops to schools that meet need criteria.

We will work with you to fit your budget.

All Kids Need Art: Your Donations Help
ArtReach transforms your tax-deductible donation into free hands on workshops at schools that have no visual arts education resources or funding for such programs. Your gift funds Teaching Artists, materials and curriculum development.

Donate to ArtReach
Make a tax deductible donation to ArtReach here. Your gift will help ArtReach take art workshops to schools regardless of their ability to pay.

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