Art Program & Exhibition

Jacksonville Elementary School has a special Art Program that is paid for by the PTO and instructed by parent volunteers. Beginning late October and culminating with an Art Exhibition in March, each class experiences scheduled art sessions where students learn about and create art inspired by master artists such as Pablo Picasso, Eric Carle, Jackson Pollack and Vincent Van Gogh.
Parents, rather than regular classroom teachers, deliver these art lessons, using the provided curriculum created by Tami Lohman. Volunteers are needed to instruct classes, assist with set up and take down and help and encourage students with their artwork. Volunteers also organize and prepare students' art for the Jacksonville Elementary School Art Exhibition. You can find the scheduled art projects by clicking here: Art Calendar.

Through the help of many PTO volunteers the gym is transformed into an Art Exhibition gallery filled with students' artwork. Each year, a different theme is selected to set the stage for the wide variety of artwork on display. “Adventure in Art" was the 2011-2012 theme and at the beginning of the school year, all students were invited to create a poster that captured this theme. Judges selected the entry shown at left by 4th grader Delaney Murray as the best design for this year!
Students anticipate this event with great excitement!The exhibition is hosted by the PTO, Art Committee and Parent Art Teachers.


Photos from the March 2011 Art Exhibition.