ARTstART Presents StART It Up with ART in the Park

Project ArtStart at Mountain View ElementaryFor the culmination of year seven, high school members of the Claremont Museum of Art’s Project ARTstART will plan, curate, and install ARTstART: StART It Up, an overview exhibition that includes works on paper, collage, sculptures, and paintings from each of the art units presented to 4-6th grade classes at Mountain View, Oakmont, Sumner, Sycamore and Vista del Valle elementary schools.

As part of this year’s exhibition, ARTstARTers will host art-making activities for visitors of all ages at ART in the Park on Friday afternoon 27 April from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Memorial Park at 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont. The StART It Up exhibition will be on view in the nearby Claremont Heritage Ginger Elliott Exhibition Center. The exhibition will also be open on Saturday, 28 April and Sunday, 29 April from noon to 4:00 p.m.

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 art marking activities to the Claremont school system to inspire, promote understanding of art and highlight Claremont’s rich artistic history.

ART in the Park

What: Project ARTstART high school students will lead art-making activities for all ages. The StART It Up exhibition, presented by the Claremont Museum of Art, will be on view in the nearby Claremont Heritage Ginger Elliott Exhibition Center.

When: Friday April 27, from 3:30-5 p.m. The exhibition will also be open on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont

Project ARTstART is completing its seventh year under the direction of Rich Deely, who first conceived of the program and remains its Project Director. During this academic year, seven undergraduate members of The Claremont Colleges mentored 60 high school ARTstART students, who then presented multi visit exhibit-based art lessons to upper grade students from Mountain View, Oakmont, Sumner, Sycamore and Vista del Valle elementary schools. Activities to date have included exhibition visits, field trips and classroom art-making.

In addition, ARTstARTers served BLAST, ACES, and AVID aftercare students at all seven CUSD main elementary campuses each month with our AfterARTs Series of art-making workshops and hundreds more through its community festivals and the monthly ARTStation drop in workshops at its depot location.

Project ARTstART is produced solely by the Claremont Museum of Art (CMA) in partnership with the Claremont Unified School District (CUSD); and serves students from six participating schools — Mountain View, Oakmont, Sumner, Sycamore and Vista del Valle Elementary Schools and Claremont High School; and is funded by generous donations from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; Claremont Lincoln University; the Claremont Educational Foundation Partnership Grant (CEF); funds from the City of Claremont Community-Based Organization (CBO); Kiwanis Club Of Claremont; Scripps College Fine Arts Foundation; and two CMA member major donors.

More information on Project ARTstART.

Project ARTstART is produced solely by the Claremont Museum of Art (CMA) in partnership with the Claremont Unified School District (CUSD); and serves students from six participating schools — Mountain View, Oakmont, Sumner, Sycamore and Vista del Valle Elementary Schools and Claremont High School; and is funded by generous donations from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; Claremont Lincoln University; the Claremont Educational Foundation Partnership Grant (CEF); funds from the City of Claremont Community-Based Organization (CBO); Kiwanis Club Of Claremont; Scripps College Fine Arts Foundation; and two CMA member major donors.