Art Literacy

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We Believe Art Literacy...

...Encourages students to think creatively and to problem solve, which prepares them for their futures. 

...Helps students to learn how to observe, something naturalists, climatologists, writers, and doctors need to know how to do.

...Gives students the opportunities to form mental imagesan ability chemists, engineers, architects, designers, and inventors use to think up new ideas.

...Celebrates many perspectives. Students learn to value diverse views and cultures, which is ever important in a global society.

...Communicates ideas and emotions of the human spirit, connecting us to our history, traditions, and heritage. 

...Provides an artistic platform for students to realize that there are many ways to see and interpret our beautiful world.

Kids William Walker

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Contact Art Literacy Coordinators

For questions about the Artist Boxes or Art Productions contact the Art Literacy Resource Coordinator, Melody Ball:


Contact Melody Ball

Melody can answer any questions about the artist box materials, Power Point presentations, lesson plans, art production materials, replacing missing materials, Beaverton Art Literacy contests, box rotations, and box rental for schools outside of the Beaverton School District. 

Melody Ball has been involved with the Art Literacy program for twenty-five years.

Claude Monet Melody

Water Lilies by Claude Monet

For Art Literacy program information or questions about volunteering contact the Art Literacy Volunteer Coordinator Cathy Lamb:


Contact Cathy Lamb

Cathy can answer any questions about running an Art Literacy program at a school, from volunteers to the administrative and teaching part of the program. She can also answer questions about all district meetings and presentations, Beaverton Art Lit Status Reports, information related to recruiting and working with classroom volunteers, scheduling classes, equipment issues, special events, classroom management issues, roster changes, etc. 

The Red House Camille Pissarro

The Red House by Camille Pissarro