The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2016 Moss Foundation Teacher Art Grants to be used for the 2017-2018 school year:
Carrollton Elementary School, Carrollton, GA. $999.41; Teacher: Amy Witt; Project: Integrate visual art and mathematics, providing a meaningful, hand-on, creative and exciting learning opportunity, supporting math concepts using counting, patterns, 2-D and 3-D art by bending, twisting, shaping wire into forms and combining beaded patterns.
Point Road School of Little Silver, Little Silver, NJ. $597.22. Teacher: Dale Dvorak. Project: Bring together the community and students to create a beautiful mural that will accentuate the aesthetic environment to stimulate the visual senses and spark individual’s imagination. Students will help remove designated tiles from ceiling and prepared, pre-drawn, and painted before being replaced using a honeycomb diagram for the ceiling mural.
St. Stephens Lutheran Academy, Utica, PA. $530.00; Teacher: Lee Myford;; Project: This art project will have students explore local careers and transform that experience into a school mural representing the local community. Students will develop their representation drawing skills as they apply figure drawing and portraiture to portray different community member at work. Students, working with other students, will then transform drawings into a mural for the school.
Independence Middle School, Sophia, WV. $372.00; Teacher: Carolyn Buzbee; Project: Incorporate environmental science into the art room by creating West Virginia Wildflower ceramic files. Study the native West Virginia wildflowers, learn the part of a flower and discuss the environmental impact.
Gracepoint School, Marietta, GA. $347.71; Teacher: Callie Oswald; Project: Students will learn to prepare natural surfaced for paint, plan and create preliminary sketches in sketchbooks, develop individual color schemes, discuss and reflect statements and phrases that are positive and up-lifting and create the statements and phrases that will be shared in a retirement community and school garden.
Congratulations to all winners!
For educators who need assistance to further their in-school program goals, the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education has grants available to teachers to integrate visual art into their classroom curriculum, for up to $1,000 to be awarded in 2017 with the grant monies to be used in 2018-2019 school year 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. (No after school classes; No day care, No Saturday art class; No pre-school programs.)
Please download the 2017 Teacher Grant Application for more details.