Education

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]

Methow Kids’ Fishing Day

Sat, June 11, 10-2pm

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Geeks in Creeks Partnership blends art and environmental education for interdisciplinary learning An original block print design by Methow Valley sixth grade student Hazel Culpsmith will be featured on t-shirts commemorating the 2016 Methow Kids’ Free Fishing Day, which is part of National Fishing and Boating Week. Additional designs were chosen to be featured on… [Read More]

Liberty Bell High School Poetry Reading at the Merc

Thu May 26, 2016 at 6:30pm, doors open at 6pm

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Liberty Bell High School students will read original poetry at the Merc Playhouse, after working with WA State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall and Spokane poet Dennis Held in their English classes. Marshall and Held will emcee the event and read some of their own poetry as well. Community members are invited to read original poetry… [Read More]

Become an Arts Ambassador for Your School

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Would you like to be a student leader in the arts at your school? CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION Methow Arts Alliance is looking for students who are interested in enriching their school and community with the arts to be part of a new Arts Ambassador project in Okanogan County. This group of students from… [Read More]

Paschal Sherman Indian School Students Share Dancing and Drumming Tradition with Methow Valley Elementary Third Graders

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When the ten dancers and drummers from Paschal Sherman Indian School and their two teachers stepped off the bus at Methow Valley Elementary School, third grade students were ready for them. The third grade curriculum includes a year-long journey through Native American studies, beginning with the Wampanoag culture in the New England region and culminating… [Read More]

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