"Heart Pride, Our Home" video featuring photography by the children at Rio Bend
ARTreach at Rio Bend Community
ARTreach wishes to thank professional photographer, Fatima Donaldson for sharing her time and talent teaching the fine art of photography in our ARTreach "Mentoring through Art" Program serving children in international foster care at the Rio Bend Community in Fort Bend County. An exhibition of the student's work will be displayed at the Mamie George Community Center in November. Also coming November 3rd - Volunteers and friends are invited to join ARTreach as we present Dan Egger-Belandria's World Rhythm Journey to the children at Rio Bend. Click here for details about Dan's workshop and visit our website to learn more about the ARTreach Mentoring Through Art Program.
ARTreach at Providence Place in Katy
ARTreach celebrates the great artists and residents of Providence Place Senior Living Community in Katy with a Holiday Market event being held on December 7th. ARTreach is also hosting a field trip to Ceramics by Tess for our volunteers and seniors at Providence Place on November 16th. The ARTreach Program at Providence Place runs the first and third Wednesday of each month 10:00 -11:30 AM. Community Artists are invited to submit proposals to teach new and unique techniques to seniors. Contact Terri Bieber for more information about how you can become involved. Vist our website for more information about our ARTreach "ARTbeat" Program serving seniors.
ARTreach at Mamie George Community Center
Seniors in Fort Bend County and volunteers are invited to attend ARTreach workshops every Thursday from 10:00-11:30 AM at the Mamie George Community Center located at 1111 Collins Road in Richmond. Meet art specialists who teach canvas painting and design, masterpiece art, paint like Van Gogh & Picasso, drawing and illustration, jewelry making and ceramics. ARTreach is taking proposals now from great artists who would like to teach in this unique ARTreach Program that supports senior health and wellness. Thank You Albert Goldreich - Art Volunteer of the year! Seniors and volunteers please join us on November 3rd and Paint Trees with artist Varsha Tyagi Click here for more details about the upcoming workshop
ARTreach Rises to the Occasion by Janet Buller
Representatives from Katy-based ARTreach were overjoyed to attend the dedication ceremony for The Rise School of Houston's new facility on October 11, 2011. This summer, ARTreach worked with all of The Rise School students to paint a colorful, lively mural together. ARTreach's "Within My Reach" program supports children and adults with special needs. It was a perfect fit for The Rise School, which is a pre-school for children with and without disabilities from 6 months to 6 years of age. This unique school integrates "typical" children along with special needs children, preparing them all to enter mainstream elementary schools. ARTreach artist Elizabeth Linder and volunteers worked closely with the children so they could all be part of creating the artwork. They painted with a variety of tools that could be easily held by the children, as well as having children squirt paint from a ketchup bottle towards the end of the project. "Van Gogh said there was a musical note equivalent for every color," said Ms. Linder. "When I look at the art, I hear a symphony of children's giggles. I smile every time I see it."