Art At Your Fingertips is a Palos Verdes Art Center school-based outreach program. This program brings visual arts education to elementary school classrooms from developmental kindergarten through sixth grade. Started in 1976 by PVAC volunteers dismayed by the loss of art education in the schools, 300 volunteer docents attend ten on-site workshops in order to deliver five, quality, standards-based art projects to 6,000 students grades TK-5 in public and private school on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. This venerable program has developed partnerships to expand PVAC’s reach beyond the Peninsula to ethnically diverse, underserved students throughout Los Angeles County.
At training workshops, the artist who developed each project teaches the volunteers who, in turn, teach the students in their individual classrooms. Training stresses the methodology as well as the art historical and cultural context for each project. The program culminates each spring when more than 1,000 pieces of student art from all participating schools and grade levels fill the Art Center galleries in a month-long exhibition.
Palos Verdes Art Center/Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education proudly presents Annual Student Art Exhibition, featuring Palos Verdes Peninsula student artwork.
Art At Your Fingertips is a Palos Verdes Art Center school-based outreach program that brings visual arts education to elementary school classrooms from transitional kindergarten through fifth grade.
Established in 1976, this program reaches 6,000 students annually on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Run completely by parent volunteers, AAYF’s paramount objective is to make every child feel comfortable using art as a means of expression.
Projects selected for 2022-23 are “American Campfire” by Jake Tedesco, “Quilling Ocean Sunset Wave” by Jo Salampessy, “Manga Art” by Ashish Sharma, “Hanging Gardens of Babylon” by Lee-Jean Lin, and “Klimt-Ornate Patterns” by Robin Kiss.
Participating Palos Verdes Peninsula schools include: Cornerstone, Dapplegray, Lunada Bay, Mira Catalina, Montemalaga, Peninsula Montesorri, Point Vicente, Rancho Vista, Rolling Hills Country Day, Silver Spur, St. John Fisher, Soleado, and Vista Grande with participation by The Center for Learning Unlimited in Torrance and Watts Learning Center.
We thank our parent volunteers, contributing artists and participating schools and their PTOs and PTAs for their support.
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