ART 2 GO!
Art-to-GO is Gallery One’s solution to not being able to offer in person artmaking opportunities. Some Art-to-Go “Kits” have been distributed to schools throughout the Kittitas County but everyone is invited to participate using the video instructions below and clicking on the booklet instructions. Families are encouraged to use the materials in any way they want, the videos and tutorials below are just suggestions. The purpose is to encourage families to Make Art Together!
This project was created in partnership with the Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement and has grown to include Shoemaker Manufacturing and Puget Sound Energy’s Powerful Partnership Program. Another major partner is the FISH Food Bank who are providing additional support for Ellensburg and distribution to their Meals on Wheels participants. The ordered supplies were made available at a discount thanks to Jerrol’s.
“With schools closed, we were devastated that we’ve had to halt our outreach to youth and our partnerships with other community organizations to provide access to the arts for all. This was a challenge we knew we had to overcome. The arts are absolutely essential to develop basic skills in dexterity and the principles of design, they create a connection through artmaking to a greater community, and can provide screen free projects for families to spend time together,” says Monica Miller, Director of Gallery One.
Jim Becker of the Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement reached out to Upper County superintendents to make sure access would be equitable. In addition to the three projects in the kit provided in both English and Spanish, the lessons will be available on the Gallery One website via YouTube and will integrate common household items such as milk cartons, soup cans, newspapers, etc. Participants can make food box animals, collage cards, and a rooftop milk carton garden. “The connection with the FISH Food Bank offered inspiration to think about projects that integrated sustenance and items that might also be in the meals delivered,” Miller says. Schools in Kittitas County not listed are encouraged to contact Gallery One. Schools should expect delivery of the supplies in time for summer!
Gallery One has been offering Art After School for 20 years, partnering with the School District to provide access to ceramics for all 4th Graders, working with the Early Learning Coalition during their STEAM events, and attending community events such as Farmer’s Market and the Roslyn Art Fest. They have partnered with the Outdoor School in Roslyn to create summer camps.
Look for more Art-to-Go Kits: Summer Camp edition!