Art for Kids’ program a success at Lakeview Elementary
When the art teacher position at Lakeview Elementary School was cut, members of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) came up with a program called “Art for Kids,” where classroom teachers and parent volunteers partner to present an art lesson once a month to the students at Lakeview Elementary.
Since the program begin in November 2011, the teacher/parent partners have worked with kids on assemblages, self-portraits and a variety of other projects during this once-a-month, one-hour class.
On March 30, 35 designers from Target Corporation will be at Lakeview Elementary to hold an Art Fair, open to students in grades three through five. Stations will be set up to teach students about 3D creation, printmaking, product design and illustration.
The designers will present general information about these topics and the related careers. Following that, during two 30-minute lessons, the students will have the opportunity to learn in detail and ask questions on two topics of their choice.
Talks are under way to provide this program once every quarter.
For more information on the Lakeview Elementary Art for Kids program, contact Laura Boche, PTO president, (952) 232-2600.