Masterpieces in Art
Masterpieces in Art is a non-profit arts education program created by passionate volunteers who are dedicated to teaching foundational art skills and inspiring confidence in creative expression for the students of Jeremy Ranch Elementary School.
MiA was founded over 20 years ago in response to a lack of state funding for the arts. What started from a school closet is now home to a thriving art room full of creative and gracious volunteers working collaboratively together!
Our grade-specific art curriculum is based on core principles of elementary arts: line and shape in Kindergarten; building to texture and gradation in higher grades. We introduce students to a variety of mediums and seek inspiration from old world masters through local Utah artists.
HOW IT WORKS
Every class at Jeremy Ranch has a Masterpieces in Art lead volunteer along with supporting art volunteers who work with their JR teacher to determine a schedule for monthly art lessons in the student classrooms. MiA volunteers spend time in our art room gathering art supplies, testing out projects and gaining inspiration and support from other volunteers.
As a non-profit we rely solely on fundraising to sustain our program. We run two fundraisers every academic year. Our Silver Graphics Fundraiser allows for the purchase of products like mugs, totes, and jewelry customized with your child's artwork. Our second fundraiser, the Spring Art Festival, is an evening of fun artistic comaraderie including an opportunity drawing and a silent auction where winning bidders take home collaborative artwork - one is created by every class.
New volunteers are always welcome! You don't need a formal arts degree to be a part of our community, just a positive and collaborative spirit. Consider assisting a lead volunteer or bringing new inspiration to our artistic repertoire. It's a great opportunity to spend time in your child's classroom.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Sign-up to volunteer with Masterpieces in Art in your student's classroom(s) on back-to-school night, email us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or click on the sign-up genius icon below!