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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 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


    Fantasy 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