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       An award-winning art appreciation program serving the citizens of Allen, TX

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 “The arts are an essential element of education, just like reading, writing, and arithmetic … they are keys that unlock  profound human understanding and accomplishment."    –William Bennett, Former US Secretary of Education
   
 
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Summer ART CLASSES!
 
 
 A New Program Year!
 
 Student Exhibits
 
 Virtual Gallery

 
 Summer art classes are a hit at the Blue House! Students have been painting, drawing, sculpting, printmaking, and more! Contact the Allen Arts Alliance at 972-727-7272 to learn about summer and fall classes.
 
The 2013-2014 Allen Art To Go program year will soon be underway. The program will be in general education classes in 11 AISD elementary schools and a new special education program will start in 2 elementary schools. Our  home school classes begin in October at the Blue House. If you would like more information about Allen Art to Go or are interested in volunteering, contact us!
 
 
The AISD elementary art exhibit - "Pop Rocks!"  - was a great success. Opening night at the Performing Arts Center gallery on November 13th brought hundreds of student artists, family member, teachers, and administrators. Thank you to the AISD art teachers for organizing the show and letting the young artists shine!  
 
See our new Virtual Art Gallery featuring artwork from AISD students. 
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Allen Art to Go is ...

A CELEBRATION of the visual arts focusing on elementary school students. Allen Art to Go is an art appreciation program which exposes over 5000 Allen school children and adults to great works of art every month.

An EXPLORATION of what is seen with one's eyes, as well as with one's heart and intellect. Students use not only their eyes but also their intellect and heart to put into words thoughts about what a work of art means on a personal level.

A COLLABORATION of city local sponsorship and citizen talent. Allen Art to Go is sponsored by the Allen Arts Alliance and staffed by dedicated community volunteers. Volunteers include parents, grandparents, retired educators, and local business leaders among others.

Allen Art to Go volunteers visit elementary school classrooms once a month.  The volunteers present a themed art portfolio, a new one each month, and lead a discussion with the students. Portfolios topics range from ancient to modern art, and themes vary from specific artists or media, to specific art movements and historical periods. Portfolios often include additional hands-on and sensory activities.

 


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