Art Goes to School of Delaware Valley is a non-profit volunteer organization of over 625 members, who bring art appreciation classes to nearly 155,000 elementary school children in the Delaware Valley.
Our volunteers make fine art accessible to elementary school students; we bring to the children information in an impartial, instructive, informal presentation; we encourage the pupils to “look, listen, and feel” art.
Art plays an important role in developing a child’s imagination and in appreciating the works of a wide cross-section of peoples and cultures. We use reproductions that run the gamut from cave to modern art. We include European, American, African-American, Native-American, Hispanic, Asian, Middle Eastern, and African works in our portfolios. The children learn about pieces from varied communities around the world. We use over 900 different prints by over 300 different artists in our presentations.
Art Goes to School provides workshops and lectures to train our volunteers. There is no need for prior teaching experience or an art education background. We’ll teach you what you need to know.
Art Goes to School is currently organized into chapters in 44 school districts throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Each chapter sets its own meeting times and school visitation schedules. For more information, click on Join AGTS.
People of all ages who enjoy working with children and are excited about art become Art Goes to School volunteers!!
Art Goes to School of Delaware Valley receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Proud partner with the James A. Michener Art Museum since 1994. Each year, the James A. Michener Art Museum generously donates prints from their permanent collection along with curriculum materials and information on the artists for inclusion into our portfolios. There are currently 13 chapters who receive these works: Central Bucks, Council Rock, Pennsbury, Morrisville, Centennial in Bucks County; Upper Dublin, Lower Moreland, Norristown, Cheltenham, North Penn, Upper Moreland in Montgomery County;Northeast Philadelphia RSVP in Philadelphia County and Hunterdon County in New Jersey. Art Goes To School is so very grateful to the James A. Michener Art Museum for their years of largess! For more information about the Michener Art Museum please visit their website: www.michenerartmuseum.org