Peninsula Hands on Art, Gig Harbor, Peninsula School District art programs and projects


Project Descriptions for 2011 - 2012
Around the World

"Word Art"
Presenting American Artist: Tracy Fisher

Training Date: Tuesday October 4, 2011 7-9pm

Students will design an original "word art" masterpiece based on the work of local Gig Harbor artist Tracy Fisher. Tracy's gift of creating personal art based on the written word will be a keepsake for each child to celebrate this unique time of their life. Learning Goals:
Learning Goals:    
  • The use of acrylic paint on artist grade canvas    
  • Local Artist highlight / Tracy Fisher    
  • Art as expressed by words

    Presenting Israel Artist: Virginia Abbott

    Training Date: Tues. January 10, 2012 7-9pm

    A look into the work of Israeli artist Yaccov Agam best known for his contributions in optical and kinetic art. Students will create their own optical art based on warm and cool colors.
    Learning Goals:    
  • History of Yaccov Agam and optical art    
  • The use of warm and cool colors

    "The Art of Sumi-e"
    Presenting Japan Artist: Reni Moriarity

    Training Date: March 6, 2012 7-9pm

    In this project, students will learn about the Japanese art form of Sumi-e painting. Each child will have the opportunity to work with artist grade supplies to create their own masterpiece based on the work of local sumi-e artist Reni Moriarity.
    Learning Goals:    
  • History and role of sumi-e painting in the culture of Japan    
  • Techniques for sumi-e painting    
  • The role of art representing culture

    View training video of this project.

    "Masterful Matisse"
    Presenting France Artist: Marla Morgan

    Training Date: May 1, 2012 7-9pm /

    French Artist Henri Matisse often known for his early work in painting had a second career in art creating amazing paper and textile works of collage. He called it "painting with scissors" and utilized his eye for color and geometry. Students will create their own Matisse Masterpiece.
    Learning Goals:    
  • History of French artist Henri Matisse    
  • Learning the art of "painting with scissors"    
  • Use of color and geometric shapes to express emotion and style

    Peninsula Hands on Art & Harbor History Museum

    Peninsula Hands On Art is proud to partner with the Harbor History Museum in presenting an exhibition featuring the artistic talent of over 150 students from 6 local elementary schools. Selected artwork from Discovery, Artondale, Harbor Heights, Voyager, Vaughn and Minter Creek Elementary schools will be on display in the museum's lobby from May 5 - July 29 / 2012. Admittance to the lobby exhibit is free, with donations kindly accepted.

    In addition, during the exhibition, 10% of the value of any new museum membership purchased will be donated to Peninsula Hands On Art.

    Peninsula Hands On Art was founded in 2003 and provides over 10,000 art projects to 2,700 students each year in the Peninsula School District. The organization is implemented and supported by the volunteer hours of hundreds of parents, teachers and artists who serve in a wide variety of ways to help bring a greater understanding of visual art and art history to children ages K-5th grade. Come join us!

    Saturday May 5th 2-5 pm
    Harbor History Museum
    4121 Harborview Drive
    Gig Harbor WA

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