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P Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education

The P. Buckley Moss Teacher Grant program provides funding for art supplies for teachers. These grants are given annually and may be up to $1000.00 each. The purpose of the Teacher Grant is to support a new or evolving program that integrates the arts into education in the school classroom setting, with a special focus on those who learn differently.

The criteria for being considered for a Teacher Grant is the development and implementation of a “hands-on” visual art learning tool.  Visual art is best described as creative works which are primarily visual in nature, such as drawing, painting, sculpting, ceramics, architecture, printmaking and photography.  Through the addition of these subjects to education programs, teachers are able to expand their “teaching tool box,” by having another method to reach out to those who learn differently. Art is being utilized in concept training as well as motor skill training. Communication is realized through art with non-verbal students. Teachers who are awarded grants have incorporated art projects into other curricula including math, science, and geography.

View, download and print the 2018 Teacher Grant Application here.
Applications will be accepted beginning July 1, 2018 and are due by September 30, 2018.

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The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2018 Moss Foundation Teacher Art Grants to be used for the 2019-2020 school year:

Clare Woods Academy, Wheaton, IL - Teacher Peg LaMary Speciale - $900.00. Project: Art supplies for "Mosaic Garden Project." This program is designed for the entire student body. It utilizes visual art concepts and principles while learning multi-subject areas which include mathematics, history, geography and reading. The students will be involved in creating and beautifying their school campus with murals. While art and academics will be merged in this project, it also addresses social skills of inclusiveness of learning differences and mutual cooperation.

Blacksburg Children's Museum, Blacksburg, VA - $1,000. Project: Aimed at filling a local area educational void, the Blacksburg Museum is building an art studio to welcome students of the New River Valley to participate, explore and learn visual arts. The visual arts program will be used in conjunction with critical thinking and problem solving skills training. The target age group is birth to 14 years old. Additionally, the museum is the only Certified Autism Center in Southwest Virginia.

The Katherine Thomas School, Rockville, MD - Teacher Timothy Herzet - $525. Project: The students will be creating mosaics as they learn about connections of literature, culture and art. Reinforcement of learning for the students will include reading a novel about train stations and visiting mosaics in similar settings. The focus of Katherine Thomas School is on children with language and learning differences, autism, intellectual differences and health impairments.

Connally Middle School, San Antonio, TX - Teacher Hanna Hale - $500. Project: Art supplies for "3D Paper Mache Sculptures." Designed to involve all students and learning abilities, this project allows the student to explore concept and design as well as providing an opportunity to work together in groups. The goal of the project is to actively engage the students in a fine art activity to further their understanding and appreciation of the arts.

Black Butte School, Camp Sherman, OR - Teacher Ethan Barrons - $200. Project: Art supplies (sketch pads and art pencils) for "Bird Sketches." Drawing basics will be taught in conjunction with science class. The students are studying birds this year and will be visiting natural bird habitats. Their field reports will include sketches with their observation reports. All students are included and accommodations of additional time and instruction will be made for the learning different.

Springhouse Community School Floyd, VA - Teacher Roxanne Greenberg - $290. Project: "Discovery Learning Program." Students will be learning various art techniques, such as basic drawing and painting, during their yearlong course of study. This program incorporates several modalities of instruction to provide an experiential and hands-on experience to reach all levels of learners. Each student is paired with a mentor to help guide their individualized learning process.