Arts in the Schools
What We're Doing
The Orinda Arts Council implemented its first elementary school outreach program by staffing tables at the back to school registration days at Orinda elementary schools. OAC school liaisons had samples of the materials supplied to the schools by OAC, such as the 3rd grade sketchbooks and the newly printed 1st and 2nd grade art workbooks. These new art books, designed by the Orinda elementary school art teachers and printed by OAC, contain progressive art lessons that provide the essential steppingstones to build artistic confidence, and are aligned to meet California standards of visual arts. We are excited to be partnering with the Orinda schools to bring art to these young students!
In addition to the wonderful work mentioned above, the OAC continues to create and sustain programs in our community to promote the arts. Lamorinda Idol, the High School Visual Art Competition, OIS Bulldog Theater, OUSD & Miramonte Spring Musicals, OUSD Art Ambassadors Program, the CAIFF Iron Filmmakers Contest, and participation on the Educational Foundation of Orinda's Board, are just a few examples of the wide-reaching programs and events.
VP of Schools