Sitka’s Youth Art Programs provide in-school hands-on monthly Art Education programs for approximately 1000 students (PK-8) in Tillamook County and has plans to double this amount in 2022. Currently, no other visual art curriculum exists at these schools. The programs provide students with a hands-on, supportive opportunity to learn about contemporary and modern artists and art movements and to experiment with a variety of art techniques and media. Experienced art instructors go into individual classrooms each month to present a lesson focusing on an artist and/or art movement. The age-appropriate workshops include a lecture/discussion focusing on the historical or current day context surrounding the artist(s) and their work, examining samples of their artwork, a focus on aesthetic value and techniques used and an age-appropriate art activity in the style of the subject/artist. In addition, a special 6 week long summer art workshop is conducted in partnership with Nestucca Valley Elementary providing additional art enrichment to those who wouldn't otherwise receive these experiences.
Previously programs were provided by the non-profit, Community Arts Project. If you would like to learn more about the transition of these programs to Sitka's oversight you can read more.
To stay up to date on upcoming programming and events, please sign up to receive Sitka Center's monthly newsletter located at the bottom of the home page.