Artful Looking is a PTA-sponsored program that introduces students to significant works of art with a focus on masterpieces in our own backyard (the museums of New York City!). Learning to look at a work of art sharpens children’s critical thinking and observation skills and broadens their cultural awareness and appreciation for aesthetics both in fine art and their everyday surroundings. In the classroom, parent volunteers present works of art, facilitate discussion and lead a multi-disciplinary project with the class.
Artful Looking is one of the few opportunities for parents to be a part of the classroom experience at Greenacres. Two volunteers are needed per classroom. No prior art, art history or teaching experience is required. All one needs is the dedication and enthusiasm to learn and to teach.
Volunteer responsibilities include:
- One mandatory workshop in late September/early October (time and location TBD). Information packets will be distributed to all volunteers at this meeting or prior.
- Four in-class sessions of approximately one hour each.
- Partner with other class volunteer (and teacher) to coordinate the dates and session plans.