Education in the Arts
The Artists in Middleburg has had the privilege of working with various schools, including Claude Thompson Elementary, Foxcroft, and Middleburg Montessori.
For the past two years, AiM has hosted "FOCUS: Arts in Education" during the months of March for National Youth Art Month. These exhibitions have featured works from Claude Thompson Elementary School, Foxcroft, and Middleburg Montessori. All sales proceeds of students' work was donated back to the schools.
From 2017-today, AiM has supplemented the art programs at Claude Thompson Elementary and Middleburg Montessori by proving guest instructors who will teach a variety of subjects/mediums and supplies. Recently an anonymous "angel" donor provided art supplies needed by both schools for the 2018-19 school year.
AiM plans to continue our collaboration with these schools to further support the importance of incorporating the arts into every child's education. Art Matters!
March 2019 -
In honor of National Youth Art Month AiM has once again showcased the works of Claude Thompson Elementary and Foxcroft Schools for one week, March 23rd - March 31st. All proceeds from sales will go towards the art programs in the schools.
April 2018 -
Bob Bernhard introduced the 4th grade class at Claude Thompson Elementary School to Chinese Painting and Calligraphy. The class painted cats and practice drawing the characters for "small cat". All of the students had a fantastic time and AiM plans on continuing with similar sessions.