ARTstART Presents StART It Up, a Student Art Exhibition

(May 19, 2014) Project ARTstART, a Claremont Museum of Art education program trains high school students, working with college mentors, to provide exhibit-based art lessons for elementary school students. The program brings high-quality, art appreciation classes and activities to the Claremont school system to inspire, promote understanding of art and highlight Claremont’s rich artistic history.

An Oakmont Elementary School student creates a clay creature on a Project ArtstART field trip to visit the Claremont Museum of Art exhibition "Betty Davenport Ford: Capturing the Animal Spirit" at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden on Monday, March 10, 2014.

An Oakmont student makes a clay snake after viewing animal sculptures by Betty Davenport Ford on a field trip to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.

StART It Up, an exhibition of related student artwork will be on view noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday May 31, Sunday June 1 and Wednesday June 4 in the Claremont Heritage Ginger Elliott Exhibition Center in Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. Curated and installed by ARTstART high school students, the exhibition will feature work by 4-6th grade classes from Oakmont, Sycamore and Vista del Valle elementary schools.

The Claremont Museum of Art’s presents StART It Up, a Project ARTstART student exhibition.

When: Saturday May 31, Sunday June 1 and Wednesday June 4 from noon to 4 p.m.

Where: Claremont Heritage Ginger Elliott Exhibition Center in Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont

Project ARTstART is completing its third year under the direction of Rich Deely. In the 2013-14 school year, 42 high school ARTstART students interacted with 442 elementary students from Oakmont, Sycamore and Vista del Valle elementary schools. Activities to date have included 35 exhibition visits, field trips and classroom art-making. In addition, after-school art lessons have been offered through CLASP and at Sycamore school. Project ARTstART will expand to include Mountain View school in the fall of 2014.

Project ARTstART is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Flourish Foundation.  For more information on Project ARTstART, go to claremontmuseum.org/education-programs/artstart/ .