Loudoun County, Va. (July 7, 2014) – The Loudoun Arts Council is looking to partner with the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) to have local working artists visit the art classrooms of Loudoun County.
This is a great opportunity for artists to reach out to the wider community and show local youths that art isn’t in the past or confined to textbooks, but that it is happening now and is continuously evolving.
Visiting artists will be encouraged to collaborate with art instructors. Artists may also conduct their visits with another artist if they’d like.
In a recent survey, school art teachers would welcome visits from local artists in any media.
Teachers are especially interested in “hands on” demonstrations and/or interactive activities while the artist talks with students about being an artist.
A class visit would be either 50 minutes (through seventh grade) or 90 minutes (eighth through 12th grades) and could be scheduled at any time during the year. This is a volunteer opportunity, but all tools and supplies for classroom activities during the visit will be provided by the schools.
The Loudoun Arts Council would like to get a rough idea of how many artists would be interested in participating in this program. If you are interested in visiting local art classes please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, July 18th, with your name, your medium and any relevant experience you may have.
In July, interested artists will receive more information about the process for participation and scheduling; your response at this time is only to identify artists who may be interested for the 2014-2015 school year.