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
OctoberNASA & 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