Welcome to ARTreach
ARTreach supports the development, funding and delivery of specialized art programs and services to underserved populations including children at risk, the elderly and disabled in Fort Bend, Harris and Waller County. We deliver our programs in collaboration with social service agencies, government entities and school districts and through partnerships with local art organizations to support successful outreach serving neglected populations.
ARTreach is supporting the needs related to children at risk, refugees and immigrants, seniors, and children and adults with special needs through strategic partnerships with social service organizations. 2012 Partners include: Catholic Charities
- Mamie George Community Center and Rio Bend Community for children in international Foster Care, Making it Better, Christ Clinic of Katy, Fort Bend Juvenile Detention Center
, The Summerhouse in Houston
, Providence Senior Living Community
The impact the programs have on neglected populations are measurable. ARTreach programs are successfully documenting improvements in attitude and behavior, academic scores, emotional and physical health, increased self esteem, and improved quality of life to support continued funding.
ARTreach grant support is available from the Texas Commission on the Arts
for our innovative programs serving indigent populations, seniors and elderly, abused and abandoned children, youth at risk in juvenile detention and or residential treatment centers, immigrants, and families in crisis. Programs in the school districts focus on life skills, credit recovery, curriculum support, leadership and graduation. Contact Executive Director, Terri Bieber
at ARTreach to set up a program review. 281-392-5341. New pilots are scheduled quarterly.
|Featured Programs of the Month|
The ARTreach Program at Mamie George Community Center invites artists and volunteers to help teach art and new techniques weekly in workshops serving seniors in Fort Bend County.Click here to see Valentines at Mamie George video. Our Valentine's "Espresso Yourself! Event is this Thursday, Feb 9th 10AM-Noon. Come for free coffee at Patty's Cafe', check out the center and the ARTreach Program. Buy a unique "Luv Mug" for your Valentine made by our seniors and volunteers to support the program.
MGCC is located at 1111 Collins Road, Richmond, TX 77469
The ARTreach Program at The Summerhouse in Houston is a vocational training program for students with special needs and transitioning from high school to adult life. See Video! Volunteer to be an ARTreach mentor!
The ARTreach Program at the Fort Bend Juvenile Detention Center promotes cooperation, participation, vocational practices, social development and life skills. Professional teaching artists approved by ARTreach to work with high risk youth are supporting weekly workshops at the detention center. Click here to see juvenile justice video summaries. ARTreach programs have a very high impact on youth in detention. Our targets include:
1. Set, Follow and Execute a plan!
2. Working together within a diverse age and racial group.
3. Learning to channel energy into a positive and productive outlet.
4. Enjoying one another's company in a positive setting.
5. Relieving stress the right way.
6. Mental, physical emotional and spiritual enlightenment.
7. Developing a feeling of self worth
ARTreach Programs are Rio Bend support immigrant and refugees in foster care. Learn how you can become involved. ARTreach at Rio Bend.
|ARTreach featured Roster Artists of the Month - See their program videos. Contact ARTreach to pilot a specialized program to benefit your seniors, clients or at risk populations. Funding IS available from TCA. |
Chris Gamez & Corey Green
ARTreach Volunteers of the Month
Wilma Van oostendorp
ARTreach would like to acknowledge and thank our donors of the month
Fort Bend Junior Service League
Memorial Drive United Methodist Church
Jean and Pete Prados
Mike and Kim Ginn
Terri and Scott Bieber
Susan Small of Multiplicity
Greg and Becca House
Janet and Sandy Buller
Vanessa and Omar Castillo
Katy Culture and Arts Alliance
Fatima and Brett Donaldson
David and Kathleen Odermatt
BP Fabric of America
Thank you professional photographer, Rick Mcintyer of Sugar Land for donating digital cameras to support youth at risk.
ARTreach WISH LIST
Quality Brushes - Watercolor, Multi Purpose
Paints - Acrylic, Tempera, Watercolors Bisque Ceramic Coffee Mugs (11 OZ) by the case
Ceramic Glaze (GARE)
Mod Podge - Multiple Bottles
Canvases - Multiple Sizes (30 each)
Pencils - Drawing, Multi Purpose Erasers - White or Clear
Glue - White, Sticks, Rubber Cement
Crayons - Multiple Packages w/ Variety of Colors
Card Stock - White, Colored
Envelopes - White, Colored
Tissue Paper - White, Colored
Zip Lock Bags - Heavy Duty, Gallon Size
Tape - Clear Packing, Blue Mask, Double Sided
Glitter - Variety of Colors
Oil Pastels - Multiple Boxes
Contact Paper - Clear, Colored
Paint Palettes - 10 to 15