Friday, April 2, 2010

"Art Day" at San Pedro School

Over 100 students from Kindergarten through third grade will be on the San Pedro Elementary School campus Saturday, April 3rd from 10:00 to 1:00 participating in Art Day. Students and families will be dancing, working with pastels, making mosaic picture frames, and designing their own canvas bags.  Students will rotate through all of the different art stations.

"Art Day" is a free activity provided by Art from the Heart in partnership with Art Works Downtown, San Rafael-based nonprofits dedicated to enriching the lives of our community through art.

Art From the Heart comes to San Pedro’s after-school program twice a month to provide free art activities, but because kindergarten and most third grade students don't participate in the after-school program, "Art Day" brings an opportunity for these students to experience the arts.

Art from the Heart is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization reaching out to children of low-income families by providing after-school enrichment programs. The program gives children the opportunity to be actively involved in the arts – they become the artist, the performer, and the audience member.

Art from the Heart is focused on children in need, who might otherwise not have the opportunity to take music, voice, art, dance classes or to see a live performance. Its goal is to empower these children, build their self-confidence, and give them the opportunity to develop an appreciation and love of the arts.

Art from the Heart was founded 2007; however the partners, Kathy Eggert and Sheila Jones, possess years of experience working with children and the arts.  


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