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    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 May 17th and 18th.  Rotating exhibits will be located in the school entry, library and principal's office throughout the year.                                

    Here are the projects for this year 2019-2020


    NASA & Art of the Cosmos by Kathy Bauer


    Hockney Hills by Nan Young



    Manga Art by Ashish Sharma



    Ansel Adams-Light & Dark by Marianne Coble



    A Forest, Underwater by Susan Cyr



    Polka Dot Queen by Lee-Jean Lin



    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!

    JK:  Yesenia Solis, Robyn Stein, Dianalee Dupree

    Kindergarten:   Megan Chavira, Peter Novakovic


    1st Grade:   Robyn Stein, Courtney Guillot Kessel, Dianalee Dupree

    2nd Grade: Christine Thompson, Julie Risso

    3rd Grade: Courtney Guillot Kessel, Beth O'Rourke         

    4th Grade:  Christine Thompson, Gregg Deluga

    5th Grade:  Jolie Delja, Leslie Dennis

    6th Grade:  Gail Brackett, Ann Correnti, Deanna Wierzba

    7th Grade:  Jenny Lenz, Beth O’Rourke, Jessica Wagner

    8th Grade:   Nicole Papadopoulos, Katy Masi, Heidi Herrmann

    Supply Director:  Ann Correnti

    Thank you!  Beth O'Rourke, GTA Program Director, St. Anastasia School