What is Art Express?
The Art Express is a program of Art History-based art lessons designed to help teachers, grades 1-5, meet the Oregon Standards in the visual arts.
This program is free of charge, made possible by the fundraising efforts of the Umpqua Valley Arts Association and an endowment from the Hallie E. Ford Endowment for Arts in Education. All materials for Art Express lessons are provided. Instruction is done by qualified volunteers conversant in the visual arts. Lessons take one hour, but a minimum of two hours should be scheduled for each school visit. This would allow for two classroom visits.
Lessons begin with a background in Art History. Materials are then distributed and students learn a technique associated with the Art History lesson. If time allows, assessment in aesthetics and critical evaluation of the art produced by the students follows.
|Teachers can choose from four different kinds of lessons:
To learn more, check out the Art Express Catalog of Lessons
Art Express Calendar
Click here for the Art Express Calendar, showing the dates of Art Express lessons scheduled and other related events.
Reserve Art Express Lessons
Teachers are encouraged to collaborate among and between grade levels to choose lessons which best meet the needs of their students and curriculum. Please also note, when scheduling lessons, that there must be at least one day left open between dates when a lesson is given at one school and the next time it is given. This is to allow time for the materials to be returned to the UVAA and picked up by the next Art Express volunteer. Please plan accordingly, checking the calendar if you need information.
***Teachers must remain in the classroom during Art Express Lessons.
Evaluate Art Express Lessons
Art Express Volunteers, please click here to evaluate Art Express Lessons.
Teachers, we would also love your feedback! Please click here to evaluate an Art Express lesson taught at your school.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Arts Center by phone at 541-672-2532.