Gateway to Art encourages your child’s creative and mental growth through meaningful art experiences!
Welcome back to another year of Gateway to Art. For those new to our school, the Gateway to Art program enhances a child’s creative and mental growth through art experiences in a non-judgmental environment. It helps develop a child’s visual perception and awareness by exposing them to different artists and techniques.
Currently, there are four schools in the area that participate in GTA. St. Anastasia has participated in GTA since it's inception in 1994.
Every month an artist demonstrates an art project to the docents of all the participating schools. The docents then teach the children at their school, including the background and history of the original artist, the medium, and technique. Step by step instructions are given during class, with lots of opportunity for individual creativity.
Every year GTA has six projects. Each class will showcase two projects at the school Art Show in May. Rotating exhibits will be located in the school entry, library and principal's office throughout the year.
Here are the projects for this year 2020-2021
OctoberFantasy Voyage by Marianne Coble
Endangered Tiger by Chris Mason
Audubon Birds by Jake Tedesco
Flower Power by Robin Sarner
Warhol's Colorful Cats by Kathy Bauer
Alebrijes: Art of Oaxaca Mexico by Mindy Kirton
GTA always needs helping hands! Please contact your class docent if you can help out! Earn service hours and enjoy a creative time with your child!
Kindergarten: Dianalee Dupree
1st Grade: Megan Chavira, Peter Novakovic
2nd Grade: Courtney Guillot Kessel, Dianalee Dupree
3rd Grade: Christine Thompson, Julie Risso
4th Grade: Courtney Kessel, Beth O'Rourke, Nicole Papadopoulos
5th Grade: Christine Thompson, Gregg Deluga
6th Grade: Jolie Delja, Leslie Dennis
7th Grade: Gail Brackett, Ann Correnti, Deanna Wierzba
8th Grade: Jenny Lenz, Beth O’Rourke, Jessica Wagner
Supply Director: Ann Correnti
Thank you! Beth O'Rourke, GTA Program Director, St. Anastasia School