Art Explorers at LaurelhurstArt Explorers combines an Art History Lesson with an Art Project. This program is led by parent volunteers, called Art Docents. Each lesson focuses on a specific artist, examining their life and work at an age appropriate level. Discussion is followed by a hands-on art project, where students create art in the style or genre specific to the featured artist. An emphasis will be placed on studying art from a diverse range of cultures, artists and time periods. Art Explorers takes over the building with colorful, all-school projects. Be sure to check out the student art displayed throughout the school for all to enjoy!

Help your classroom’s Art Docent lead art projects in your child’s class….
Art Explorers will be studying 4 artists this year. October features Vincent Van Gogh, exhibiting at SAM through January 2016 http://seattleartmuseum.org/Exhibitions/Details?EventId=27987.  In November, we’ll learn about Japanese woodblock artist Katsushika Hokusai. February finds Art Explorers coordinating with “Literacy Month” to present Author/Illustrator Calef Brown http://www.calefbrown.com/ In March we will discover Kehinde Wiley whose exhibit at SAM promises to be memorable. http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/Visit/Calendar/Events?EventID=29707  Watch our school hallways get transformed into art galleries as we create with Art Explorers this year! If you are interested in helping your art docent in your classroom or would like more information about this program, please contact Laura Wright- [email protected] or Cecilia Villasenior – [email protected]