Student artwork from grades 4, 5 and 6 at Mountain View, Oakmont, Sumner, Sycamore and Vista del Valle elementary schools will be on display at the Claremont Lewis Museum of Art from May 6 through May 15 with free admission. StART It Up!, an overview exhibition planned, curated and installed by Project ARTstART high school students, will include works on paper, collage, sculptures, and paintings. This is the culmination of the Claremont Lewis Museum of Art’s signature art education program celebrating its eleventh year.
May 6-8 and May 13-15 StART It Up! will be open noon to 4:00 p.m. with free admission for two special weekends. The museum is located in the historic Claremont Depot at 200 W. First Street near the Metrolink Station.
Friday, May 6 from 4-5:30 p.m., join our talented high school ARTstARTers in making art on the lawn in front of the museum.
Saturday, May 7, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. the exhibition will be open for Art Walk ARTstARTers will be on hand to tell visitors about their class projects.
Sunday, May 8 bring the whole family to ARTStation for fun art activities led by Project ARTstART students. Visit ARTStation on the first Sunday of every month through the summer and fall.
Project ARTstART, a Claremont Lewis Museum of Art education program under the direction of Rich Deely, trains high school students, working with college mentors, to provide exhibit-based art lessons for elementary school students. The program brings high-quality, art appreciation classes and art marking activities to the Claremont school system to inspire, promote understanding of art and highlight Claremont’s rich artistic history.
During this academic year, seven students from The Claremont Colleges, Citrus Community College, Mount San Antonio College mentored 65 high school ARTstARTers as they planned and presented exhibit-based art lessons to 4th – 6th grade students at all Title 1 elementary schools in the district. Field trips to the local museums were enhanced by multiple classroom art-making lessons. In addition, ARTstARTers served BLAST, ACES, and AVID aftercare students at all seven CUSD main elementary campuses each month with art-making workshops.
Project ARTstART is produced solely by the Claremont Museum of Art in partnership with the Claremont Unified School District (CUSD) and provides programming for students from eight participating schools: Chaparral, Condit, Mountain View, Oakmont, Sumner, Sycamore, and Vista del Valle elementary schools, along with Claremont High School.
The program is funded by generous donations from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture; Ruth & Joseph C. Reed Foundation for the Arts; Claremont Kiwanis; Scripps Fine Arts Foundation; Claremont Rotary, as well as CMA Board members and many dedicated community donors. Partner programming provided by American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA); Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College; Claremont Heritage; dA Center for the Arts, Pomona; Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College; The Susan Sontag Center for Creative Collaboration, Pomona College; Studio Art Department, Pomona College.
For more information on Project ARTstART, go to https://clmoa.org/education-programs/artstart
Find more photos of ARTstART in action on Flickr: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzAz2A