The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Childrens 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 Schoool, Carrollton, GA - Teacher: Amy Witt - $999.41. Project: Integrate visual art and mathematics, providing a meaningful, hands-on, creative and exciting learning opportunity, supporting math concepts using counting pattersn, 2-D and 3-D art by bending, twisting, shaping wire infor forms and comining beaded patterns.
Point Road School of Little Silver, Little Silver, NJ - Teacher Dale Dvorak - $597.22 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, prepare, pre-draw and paint before replacing tiles using a honeycomb diagram for the ceiling mural.
St. Stephens Lutheran Academy, Utica, PA - Teacher: Lee Myford - $530.00 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 difference community members at work. Students, working with other students, will then transform drawings into a mural for the school.
Independence Middle Schoo, Sophia, WV - Teacher: Carolyn Buzbee - $372.00 Project: Incorporate environmental science into the art room by creating West Virginia Wildflower ceramic tiles. Study the native West Virginia wildflowers, learn the part of a flower and discuss the environmental impact.
Gracepoint School, Marietta, GA - Teacher: Callie Oswald - $347.71. Project: Students wil learn to prepare natural surfaces for pain, plan and create preliminary sketches in sketbooks, develop individual color schemes 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 program goals, the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education has grants available for up to $1,000 to be awarded in 2017 with the grant monies to be used in 2018-2019 programs. Applications will only be accepted May - September 30, 2017.
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.