Elementary Arts Discovery is a philanthropic program designed to encourage children’s creative artistic expression. Members serve as volunteers at Shore Acres Elementary School in the Mount Diablo Unified School District. Program volunteers work in pairs to present art discovery lessons on selected artistic themes and to follow these with visual explorations based on the theme. The teacher is present in the classroom to supervise the lesson and to extend the exploration in coordination with other subjects.

Art Discovery explorations are chosen to:

  • Support ethnic diversity and multiculturalism

  • Focus on children’s creative artistic expression

  • Encourage conversations and questions about art

Topics have included:

  • Prehistoric Cave Art

  • Masks of Many Cultures

  • The Art of Eric Carle

  • The Art of Faith Ringgold

  • Watercolor Techniques

  • Balance and Symmetry

  • Still Life

  • Landscape Painting

  • Impressionism