Education

The Art of Poetry

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In the winter of 2017, Brewster 5th graders participated in a 5-week poetry residency, working with Methow Arts teaching poet Kelleigh McMillan. Students became familiar with “painting pictures with words” and with relating their emotions to the natural world. Each week they experimented with a different poetic concept: simile, metaphor, free verse, stanza, etc. Students wrote poems… [Read More]

Methow Kids’ Fishing Day 2017

Sat, June 10, 10-2pm, 2017

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WATER PROVIDES Partnership blends art and environmental education for interdisciplinary learning An original block print design by Methow Valley sixth grade student Dusten Smith will be featured on t-shirts commemorating the 2017 Methow Kids’ Free Fishing Day, which is part of National Fishing and Boating Week. Additional designs were chosen to be featured on posters that… [Read More]

Still Life Paintings Brim with Color

Winter 2017

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Using sketching and acrylic painting techniques fourth grade students at Methow Valley Elementary School created still life compositions through a Methow Arts Artist-in-Residence program. Teaching artist Deirdre Cassidy showed students a diversity of examples throughout art history and taught them about the nature of the content in still life compositions. In this residency students explored… [Read More]

Methow Valley Watershed Block Prints: Water Provides

Winter 2017

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Methow Valley sixth graders examined the fish, flora, and fauna of the Methow River watershed through the lens of artists by designing and carving images on linoleum blocks. In this interdisciplinary unit students first learned about the creatures that inhabit the riparian zone, forested areas, and other ecosystems of the Methow Valley in a workshop in… [Read More]

Support Methow Arts Today with your Donation

2016

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ONLINE GIVING This beautiful season is synonymous with the palpable excitement for a new year of learning. For Methow Arts, this means coordinating the start of art education residencies for Okanogan County students who are eager to get creative and utilize art as a tool for reaching educational goals. In 2015 Methow Arts Alliance supported… [Read More]

Become a Student Art Ambassador

Fall 2016

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Click here for an application. There is a wonderful opportunity to be had, just around the corner. You have an ability as an Okanogan County high school student to join the Arts Ambassador Program. The Arts Ambassador Program came to life just thanks to Methow Arts’ former intern, Claire Waichler. This year, the program is back,… [Read More]

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