The Beaverton School District in Beaverton, Oregon is home to an exceptional volunteer-staffed elementary and middle school art education program called Art Literacy. Around 1400 volunteers participated in Art Literacy in the current year in 42 Beaverton K-8 schools.

The program consists of volunteers who go into classrooms to give a visual presentation on an artist which is followed by a hands-on art project with the students.

Typically during the year, there are six different lessons presented for elementary and three lessons at the middle school level.Volunteers are trained before every lesson by a site based coordinator at each school.

NO ART BACKGROUND IS REQUIRED AND ALL MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED.

The program’s elementary curriculum at present is based on 72 artists and the middle school curriculum has over 40 artists. Each reflects topics on the European masters, renowned American artists, cultural arts and some living and local artists.

For a complete listing of the artist materials in the program, see the Box Rotation Schedule.

If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about the Art Literacy program, please contact:

Jill Bogle, Art Literacy Volunteer Coordinator at Jill_Bogle@beaverton.k12.or.us