Teacher Art Grants

The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2014 Moss Foundation Teacher Art Grants to be used for the 2015-2016 school year:

North Lauderdale Educational Center-Pembrooke Pines, FL - $875.00. Teacher - Renata James. Project: Sensory Tactile Art Curriculum – Children learn to express their ideas as they investigate a variety of media beyond crayons, watercolor, and finger paints.  Their investigations in the creative art process involve all of their senses in hand-on experiences in clay, paint, inks, collage, and puppetry. Sticky, slippery, gooey, heavy, bumpy… that’s what sensory experiences are made of. 

Royal Live Oaks Academy of Arts and Science – Hardeeville, SC - $856.42. Teacher – T. D. James-Moss. Project: Connecting Countries and Cultures – The group mural activity will bring art and culture to life in the art classroom.  Students will learn the impact that art can have on communities once they have been a part of that impact.

Sallye B. Mathis School – Jacksonville, FL - $613.98.  Teacher Denyse Cohen. Project: Incorporating the arts with literacy.  The purpose of this program is to enhance and strengthen literacy through the development of an illustrated book.  Students will explore language and vocabulary to write a story and create drawings, paintings or diagrams to illustrate their story, making it easier to understand.  Copies of the final book will be printed and added to school library.

Mather High School – Chicago, IL - $258.69.  Teacher – Hyam Elsaharty.  Project: Integrating the arts into mathematics.  Algebra 1 students will be introduced to the basic concept of polygons as they prepare for Geometry.  Students will create 3-dimensional dream catchers through representation and application of at least 4 polygons, using different colors of yarn and repeating pattern to showcase each polygon, aiding in identifying and classifying polygons.

Congratulations to all winners!

For educators who need assistance to further their program goals, the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education has grants available for up to $1,000 to be awarded in 2016 with the grant monies to be used in 2016-2017 programs. Applications will only be accepted May - September 30, 2014.  

Applications may be made for a grant up to $1,000 to support a new or evolving program that integrates the arts into educational programming.The purpose is to aid and support teachers who wish to establish an effective learning tool using the arts in teaching children who learn differently.

Please download Teacher Grant Application for more details.