2015 Teacher Art Grants Announced

The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2015 Moss Foundation Teacher Art Grants to be used for the 2016-2017 school year:

Clara Brunk, Little Flower Catholic School, Mobile, AL - $1,000.00   Zentangle and Art – Provide art instruction to students who are not currently benefitting from art by exposing students to the beauty of art and how art relates to other subjects. Using Zentangle to create Modern Mona Collages (Art and Social Studies) using a variety of paper, creating and painting sunflowers with tempra/acrylics (Science and Art), creating batik patterns (Art and Social Studies), and tearing paper animals and drawing the animals (Science and Art).

Sarah Mays, Ginter Park Elementary, Richmond, VA - $987.88  “Use of visual arts to spark interest in science”- Students will create scientific journals in art class, using chipboard, drawing paper and decorating the journals using shaving cream and liquid watercolors. Students will be create flower pots and will be planted and used in science class discussing the life cycle of a plant while observing and recording and writing and drawing various stages of plant growth.

Laura Graham, Christiansburg High School, Christiansburg, VA - $696.17   Three-dimensional Art – Students will explore wire, clay, plaster, and assemblage, adding glass to the list of explored mediums expanding the art program. This program connects science and math to art while allowing students to create an original and personal work of art.

Natalie Brown, Derby High School, Derby, KS - $500.00   “1,000 Steps Walkway” – Will be a walkway of stained glass mosaic bricks with Art students assisting students with disabilities to design and create the beautiful mosaic bricks that can be combined into a solid walkway for accessibility to the community garden located on school property..

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 2017-2018 programs. Applications will only be accepted May - September 30, 2016.  

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.