Essex partners with local agency to provide arts education
Posted: Wed, May 22 2019 12:00 am
In Oregon’s education budget, school arts programs get the short shrift. To make this up—districts must rely on community-based support to ensure students receive at least some arts education. This is what’s happening in Lane County. KLCC visits one school in the Bethel District to see an artist-in-residence program in action.
These 4th graders at Prairie Mountain School are jazzed to be creating art. Half of them are cutting cloth for a quilt. The rest surround a large mural, paint brushes in hand.