As public funding for school art programs shrink, the Claremont Museum of Art fills an important role in providing art education to Claremont youth through our education programs: Project ARTstART and ARTStation.
Project ARTstART trains high school students to teach museum-based arts appreciation to elementary school students. The program, now in its sixth year, involves six college mentors and 60 high school students serving five Claremont elementary schools. ARTStation provides monthly art activities at the Museum and at annual community festivals. In 2013 and 2014, ARToon brought the art of cartooning to pre-teen artists. In 2015, ARTpix fostered creative self-expression through photography at El Roble Intermediate School.
Project ARTstART is produced solely by the Claremont Museum of Art 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. The program is funded by generous donations from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; Claremont Lincoln University; the Spearman Charitable Foundation; the Claremont Educational Foundation Partnership Grant (CEF); the City of Claremont Community-Based Organization (CBO) grant; Kiwanis Club of Claremont; Scripps College Fine Arts Foundation; as well as Board members and many dedicated community donors.