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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 19th and 20th.  Rotating exhibits will be located in the school entry, library and principal's office throughout the year.                                

    Here are the projects for this year 2018-2019


    Windsurfer by Rolandas Dabrukas


    California Rainy Day by Jennifer Siegal



    Abstract Vistas by Marlene Yamada

    abstract Vistas


    Tinting Color by Robin Kiss



    The Violin Face by Rolandas Dabrukas

    violin face


    Field of Lavender by Jake Tedesco



    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:  Megan Chavira, Peter Novakovic

    Kindergarten:   Gabby Haen, Courtney Guillot Kessel, Dianalee Dupree


    1st Grade:   Christine Thompson, Julie Risso

    2nd Grade: Courtney Guillot Kessel, Beth O'Rourke         

    3rd Grade:  Nina Galanti

    4th Grade: Jolie Delja, Leslie Dennis

    5th Grade:  Gail Brackett, Ann Correnti

    6th Grade:  Jenny Lenz, Beth O’Rourke, Jessica Wagner

    7th Grade:  Nicole Papadopoulos, Katy Masi, Heidi Herrmann

    8th Grade:   Valerie Guziak, Becca Zambotti

    Supply Director:  Ann Correnti

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