From the Creativity Program
Artisans at the Dahmen Barn in Uniontown is excited to be providing Colton students with creative experiences led by practicing artists from the region. A grant from the Inland Northwest Community Foundation has made this project possible.
Each Colton School student will have several opportunities to explore creative expression during the school year, and the latest happening is featured below.
More than $600 was raised!
Art Program Fund Raiser Successful
To view the Art Program Thank You Poster, please click here.
Sunday, May 19th from 4:00-6:30 pm
Gala Live auction Event
Grant funding has come to an end, so we are fundraising for next year's art program.
For more information, please click here.
Art classes are finished, but we aren’t done!
During the past 5 weeks, the elementary students finished their creative experiences for the year. All the mosaics and fiber projects are now complete. Grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 did a bead project with Moscow artist Jeanne Leffingwell, who spearheaded the ‘Million Bead Project’ in Idaho schools in the recent past. Each child took home a woven bead bracelet. The Kindergartners created vibrantly colored imaginary wood animals working with artist Carolyn Berman. Grades 3 and 4 had fun making colorful mandalas. First they drew a design on a wedge shaped piece of paper then cloned it by tracing it many times onto a round piece. When they added color, they all popped! The 5th and 6th graders did an exercise in Zentangles, which is drawing intricate, curly patterns, with Roberta Tiemann. The results are fascinating.
The creations in each of these mediums will be fun additions to May’s exhibit at the Dahmen Barn
Fund raising to continue the art program begins in May. Our goal is to raise $5000
May 3, at 7 pm Thorn Creek Express Benefit Concert in the school gym
Suggested donation: $5/child; $10/adult; $12/family. Kids’ face painting
at 6 pm and refreshments by donation.
May 5, from 1—3 pm Opening reception at the Dahmen Barn for the Colton Student Art Work exhibit.
Refreshments. Live music. Silent auction opens plus student creations for
sale throughout the month. Exhibit runs through May 26.
May 19, from 4:00—6:30 pm Live auction & close of silent auction at the Dahmen Barn. No-host bar and delectable light hors d'ouevres. Live music.
We hope you can attend to support next year’s art program. If you cannot come, donations are welcome. Mail checks to: Artisans at the
Dahmen Barn, c/o Colton Art, P O Box 36, Uniontown WA 99179 or
call 509-229-3414 to use a credit card.
An invitation postcard has been mailed to each postal customer in the school district. It shows some of the fabulous kids’ art that will be available to see and purchase in May at the Dahmen Barn. In addition, smaller postcards that can be mailed to friends or relatives will be distributed to the elementary students and will be in the Principal’s office for junior and senior high students to pick up.
Email email@example.com if you would like an electronic version of the invitation.
We thank the Inland Northwest Community Foundation along with the school staff and administration for their support this year. The kids have had a great time experiencing new creative mediums under the direction of practicing artists from the Palouse. We hope to be able to continue next year, but it will only happen with generous support from the community. Please join us for the above fund raising events.
Learn more about the Creativity Grant Program by going to its pages on the side bar menu on the left. More photos of students being creative in each of the creativity sessions may be found on the Kids Experience Creativity page.