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Art Corps Comes Home
Mar 19th, 2020 by artcorpssd

Art Corps has been missing you all and wanting to help in some small way. So we are making some of our lessons available online. This link will take you to our lessons along with a supply list. Three lessons are now online and we will be adding additional lessons each week. Stay safe and find a little zen moment with art.

Art Shows 2020
Mar 10th, 2020 by artcorpssd

This year’s Art Shows are just around the corner. Don’t miss seeing the wonderful art that your children have been creating all year long.  They are so proud to show it off.  Here is the schedule of shows at our schools.

  • Cloverland  May 6-7
  • Cubberley   April 29
  • Dingeman  May 14
  • Fair Oaks  May 6-7
  • Elevate   June 4
  • Hage   April 16
  • Hearst   May 29
  • Jerabek   April 30
  • Longfellow   April 29
  • Miramar Ranch   May 28
  • Oak Valley  May 21-22, 26-27
  • Sequoia  May 29
  • Stone Ranch  May 14
  • Turtleback  May 15
Welcome New Workshop Leaders
Aug 12th, 2017 by artcorpssd

Lisa Botts

Karla McCalmont

We are very excited to welcome two new faces to Art Corps.  Lisa Botts and Karla McCalmont will be joining our team of workshop leaders this year.  Both have been longtime Art Corps volunteers at their home schools, Lisa at Stone Ranch, and Karla at Miramar Ranch.  You will be seeing Lisa at Stone Ranch leading the 1st and 4th grade workshops.  Karla will be leading 4th and 5th grade workshops at Jerabek.  Welcome to you both!

2016-2017 Art Corps Orientation Schedule
Aug 23rd, 2016 by artcorpssd

Hot weather, school supply lists, new school clothes…. a new school year is beginning.  Help bring art to your child’s classroom this year.  Look for the notice coming home with your children or in your school newsletter.  Sign up to volunteer and mark your calendar for this important meeting, where we will be setting the workshop schedules for the year.  If your school’s date is not listed below, check back again soon.

  • Cloverland  8/24
  • Dingeman  9/15
  • Elevate  9/15
  • Fair Oaks  8/25
  • Hearst  9/16
  • Hage  9/21
  • Jerabek  9/19
  • Longfellow  9/14
  • Miramar Ranch  9/16
  • Oak Valley  9/16
  • Stone Ranch  9/9
  • Tierrasanta  9/20
  • Turtleback  9/16
  • Westwood  9/13
Welcome Turtleback Elementary!
Aug 23rd, 2016 by artcorpssd

It’s a new school year and a new school has joined our Art Corps family!  Thanks to all the hard work put in by Shelley Rahim, Florence Malmgren and Dana Grue, The Turtleback Terrapins will be enjoying creating art all year long.   The Orientation for all Art Corps volunteers will be held September 16 at 1:00.

There’s been a change at Art Corps!
Feb 16th, 2016 by artcorpssd

After 27 years we are officially a Non-Profit. Surprised?  Actually, we always looked and acted like one.  Kathy Peterson and Paula Tarango started our adventure in 1988 to give their kids all the benefits of an arts education in a public school system that had no budget for art.  That’s how our unique, volunteer-based, parent organization-funded program got its start. Since then we have developed more than 100 unique lessons for students from TK to 8th grade, and currently partner with 800 parents like you to reach almost 10,000 students every year. With our tiny staff we have managed to create a steady flow of new lessons through the years while constantly improving our teaching methods and adapting to our schools’ academic and logistical needs.  We also realize the need to ensure the future of Art Corps in all our schools for the long term and extend our reach to more children. Our vision is that every child benefits from an art education. Studies show that hands-on, developmental programs like Art Corps give students:

  • better creative thinking and problem solving
  • improved reading and language skills*
  • stronger mathematic skills*
  • increased social skills and motivation to learn.*

A quality arts education empowers our children to change our world.  And we ALL benefit. As a non-profit we will now be able to provide on-line tools to help our schools with their Art Corps fundraising efforts as well as bring the benefit of arts education to disadvantaged populations right here in San Diego. We are particularly interested in connecting with employers in our area and would love to show them how supporting Art Corps positively impacts the community, their employees and families. Connect with us here.

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