Education

Owls abound! Methow Valley 4th graders paint owls using oil pastel/watercolor resist technique

Arts Education Spotlight

by Ashley Lodato Education Director, Methow Arts In any given day, Methow Valley 4th graders move effortlessly among core subjects, integrating visual arts, science, language arts, social studies and math into their International Baccalaureate units. With one teacher who is a former wildlife biologist, a weekly “Schoolyard Science” experience facilitated by the Methow Conservancy, and… [Read More]

Support Methow Arts Today with your Donation

Winter 2018

SUPPORT METHOW ARTS. DONATE SECURELY ONLINE – CLICK HERE Please consider a donation to Methow Arts by December 31 and help keep arts education in our schools! 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… [Read More]

Winter Gratitude: Methow Valley 2nd graders create felted images of appreciation

Arts Education Spotlight

by Ashley Lodato Education Director, Methow Arts   Second graders at Methow Valley Elementary School combined fiber arts with creative writing in a felted wool residency, using a wet felting process to create designs inspired by the theme of “winter gratitude.” Winter Gratitude by Ember Johnson I am thankful for snow white, super, yummy, and wet… [Read More]

East Omak Elementary 4th graders explore winter images through felting

November 2018

by Ashley Lodato, Arts Education Director, Methow Arts For the second year in a row, fourth graders at East Omak Elementary School combined fiber arts with their perspectives on winter in a felted wool residency, through Methow Arts’ Artist-in-Residence program. Working with teaching artists Annie Venable and Brooke Lucy, 120 students explored the process of wet felting.… [Read More]

Poetry Out Loud

Wed, Dec 12, 6pm, 2018

The seventh annual Poetry Out Loud competition for Liberty Bell High School and Independent Learning Center students will be at 6 p.m, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. Admission is by donation. For the past six years, the Methow Valley has sponsored a robust Poetry Out Loud competition through a collaboration between… [Read More]

Methow Valley 3rd graders bash art

Arts Education Spotlight

by Ashley Lodato Arts Education Director photos by Rachel Stratman Third grade students at Methow Valley Elementary School had no idea that they could make art using a rock and some flowers, but after a day of learning the Victorian art of flower bashing, they were sold on the process. No one confers as much… [Read More]

Student artwork installed at Mid Valley Hospital through collaboration with Methow Arts

June 2018-May 2019

Methow Arts announces the installation of the annual display of student artwork at Mid-Valley Hospital in Omak. Working with Twisp artist Bruce Morrison, second grade students at Virginia Grainger Elementary School in Okanogan have painted enlarged versions of flowers in the Georgia O’Keeffe tradition, using oil pastels and watercolor paints. Eleven new original student works… [Read More]

Brewster 5th Graders Paint Pictures with Words

Arts Education Spotlight

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

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