Education

Methow Valley Tenth Graders Write Their Journeys

Winter 2015

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by Ashley Lodato, Arts Education Director Help us continue funding for programs like this! Give Big TO ART on Tuesday, May 5th. LEARN MORE HERE     Tenth graders in Kelly Grayum’s Liberty Bell High School English classes took a journey this past winter: a writing journey. The assignment was to narrate a personal journey, either… [Read More]

The Best Flowers for Mother’s Day

Spring 2017

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by Ashley Lodato, Arts Education Director Are you debating which flowers to get for Mom for Mother’s Day? Omak fourth graders have a beautiful solution: custom watercolor paintings. The five fourth-grade classes at East Omak Elementary School worked with teaching artist Margaret Kingston last week to create these vibrant paintings. After a lesson in the… [Read More]

Poem in Your Pocket Day

Spring 2015

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by Ashley Lodato, Arts Education Director Help us continue funding for programs like this! Give Big TO ART on Tuesday, May 5th. LEARN MORE HERE April 30 is National Poem in Your Pocket Day and students at Methow Valley Elementary School gave the day the honor it is due. Some students arrived at school with their pockets… [Read More]

Design by Nature: Wil Chandler’s Gallery Night

Gallery Night- Thu May 14, 2015, show dates May 1-30, 2015

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Liberty Bell High School senior Wil Chandler’s senior project–an exhibit of nature prints– can be seen throughout the month of May in the creekside room of the Rocking Horse Bakery in Winthrop. On Thursday, May 14th from 3-6PM, Wil will host a” meet the artist event” with food. Those who wish to bid on Wil’s prints may do so; all proceeds will… [Read More]

Tools of the Trade

Spring 2015

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by Ashley Lodato, Arts Education Director Help us continue funding for art supplies! Give Big TO ART on Tuesday, May 5th. LEARN MORE HERE         Behind nearly every residency in Methow Arts’ Artist-in-Residence program lie the tools of the trade: the paper, paint, clay, ink, scissors, fiber, glue and other art supplies that… [Read More]

Paschal Sherman Indian School Students Tour Seattle

Spring 2015

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by Ashley Lodato, Arts Education Director Eighth and ninth graders at Paschal Sherman Indian School traveled to Seattle for two days in late April. Sixteen students and five chaperones rode the bus from sunny Omak to Seattle’s waterfront, where plans to tour the Olympic Sculpture Park on foot were thwarted by pouring rain. It was determined… [Read More]

Methow Valley Sunset: Bottle Cap Mural

April 2015

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by Ashley Lodato, Education Director, Methow Arts Alliance             One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Students in the REACH homeschool program at Methow Valley Elementary School realized this as soon as they began collecting plastic bottle caps for an art project. The bottle caps, which were used to construct… [Read More]

Second Graders Build Methow Valley Critters

Winter 2015

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by Ashley Lodato Education Director, Methow Arts Alliance When do you get to see the Methow Valley Elementary School art room filled with eagles, cougars, rattlesnakes, herons, and black widows? Second graders know the answer to this–when Jody Olson visits the school, that’s when. Olson, a Riverside artist and art teacher, has been leading papier-mâché residencies… [Read More]

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