The Art Volunteer Program Serving Schools in the greater Plymouth-Canton area Since 1969 If you missed the AVP 2019-2020 School Year Orientation you may fill out your registration when you come in for your first portfolio. Call us to confirm your school's membership! Email Sheila@plymoutharts.com for more information
Volunteers of The Year Awarded each year at Taste of Plymouth! 2019 2018 Jannelle Franckowiak 2017 Krista McKinley 2016 Andrea Barringer 2015 Lori Mross
Allen Elementary students enjoy a presentation (2014-15)
The purpose of the Art Volunteer Program (AVP) is to encourage our elementary school children to appreciate the arts by exposing them to classical and modern art, sculpture and different world cultures. There is something wonderful about sharing great works of art and seeing it through the eyes of a young person. There is much to be taught and more to be learned from the imagination of a child.
The Plymouth Community Arts Council supplies the background information and materials. Each year our participating elementary schools borrow three portfolios of prints, which are housed at their school. The portfolios are rotated each year so that there is a fair distribution of art throughout the district. In addition, there are a number of supplementary portfolios, grade appropriate story portfolios, culture boxes and sculpture units. These are shared by all of the schools throughout the program year, October through May.
The most important ingredient to our young people’s growing appreciation for art is YOU and your enthusiasm! You need not be an expert, but it is guaranteed that you, too, will learn to love art and this program. Information is provided for you within the portfolios from which you can prepare yourself to share the artwork. Remember, just as every piece of art is different; every art volunteer is different and brings his or her own experience to the classroom. Relax and have fun!
Become one of the 300 Art Volunteers and inspire a young mind. Now in its 46th year, the Art Volunteer Program, generously sponsored by Community Financial Credit Union, welcomes new volunteers to present in area classrooms, organize and update the portfolios and kits and help with administrative work related to the program.