“ArtReach does exactly as its name implies: it reaches out to students and affords them the opportunity to experience art. ArtReach allows students to express their creativity, to appreciate art, and to 'shine' in a new and different way. Thank you ArtReach!“
- Vista Grande Elementary Teacher
What is ArtReach? ArtReach is a not-for-profit, 501 (c) 3 organization that takes working artists into K - 6 schools throughout San Diego County to provide hands-on visual art education workshops. We believe art opens the door to limitless possibilities and teaches young people to think critically and originally. And, that every child should have the opportunity to make art despite budget cuts and regardless of socioeconomic status. The team that brings ArtWalk events to San Diego every year created ArtReach in 2007. Since then, we have worked with thousands of students and families.
ArtReach Video: Arts & Innovation
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”
- Albert Einstein
In this video San Diego innovators and members of the ArtReach team share their thoughts on the value of arts education and how it impacts our “coming attractions.”
Thank you to Chris Swabb of On Assignment Studios for donating the time and care to create this video. Thank you to Janet Smith, ArtReach Board member and owner of On Assignment Studios for envisioning this project. Learn more about Janet and Chris here.
ArtReach Workshops In Schools We bring everything needed to your school for each lesson, no buses required. ArtReach workshops include:
Professional artists as teachers
Innovative projects that instruct and inspire
STEAM oriented lesson by request
One time visit, series or artist residencies
Emphasis on creating original work
Workshops for entire schools or specific grade levels
All materials needed for each lesson
Lessons based on California State Board of Education Visual Art Standards
Lesson plan and suggestion for in class projects provided to classroom teacher
Evaluation by teachers and students
After School Programs/Events ArtReach also offers after school programs and workshops for youth organizations. Contact us to create the perfect program whatever your need.
Cost Fee-Based Program: costs vary depending on the number of students enrolled and the project chosen.
Free Workshops: When funding allows, ArtReach offers free workshops to schools that meet need criteria. We will work with you to fit your budget.
All Kids Need Art: Your Donations Help ArtReach transforms your tax-deductible donation into free hands on workshops at schools that have no visual arts education resources or funding for such programs. Your gift funds Teaching Artists, materials and curriculum development.
Donate to ArtReach Make a tax deductible donation to ArtReach now via this Better Giving link.