<b>Peninsula <i>Hands On Art</i></b>, Gig Harbor, Peninsula School District art programs and projects

Our History

Founded in 2003 by concerned parents and local artists,  Peninsula Hands On Art serves approximately 3,800 students in grades K-5 in the greater Gig Harbor area. Each year,  Peninsula Hands On Art provides four art projects to these students, designed centrally and presented in the classroom by trained volunteer docents. The docents teach classes using professionally developed curricula that incorporate art theory and history. Each student is provided with artist-quality materials and guided through the process of making the project. Afterward, each student has an original art piece to take home or display in the school, and, we hope, a greater understanding of visual arts in culture and history, as well as the pleasures and rewards of the creative process.

 Peninsula Hands On Art is a non-profit arts organization funded by donations and run by the tireless effort of hundreds of volunteers. It enjoys widespread respect and popularity among teachers, students, parents, and members of the broader community. We are passionate about our mission and the impact we are making on the students we serve; we maintain high standards and strive to provide lessons and artistic experiences of exceptional quality. We feel that, in this age of shrinking school budgets and disappearing publicly-funded arts programs, we are providing a vital piece of education that might otherwise be lost to these children.

Any and all donations are always appreciated and welcomed! Please contact us at: peninsulahandsonart@gmail.com.

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