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


"Hands On Art is a FABULOUS program! It combines artistic skill and talent from our local artisans with the generous teaching abilities of parents and volunteers so that all our elementary students are able to experience unique quality art instruction. Our students and teachers love this enriching program and we extend our heartfelt thanks to those who organize it and those who financially support it."
-- Patty McClelland / Principal, Voyager Elementary

"As I walk around the school and see the various projects students are working on, I see smiles and creativity in the making. Parents helping are a key factor and the end result is a team effort to keep art in our schools. PHOA is valuable and to have someone (you!) take the initiative to keep it here is welcomed."
-- Mary Godwin-Austen / Principal, Harbor Heights Elementary

"Peninsula Hands On Art provides high-quality artistic experiences for every child in our school. We are so grateful to our docents for sharing their time and talents with us."
-- Kathy Weymiller / Past Principal, Artondale Elementary School

"Hands On Art has been a hit at Vaughn. The teachers appreciate the quality projects, the art concepts taught and the strong community / volunteer support. The students enjoy the opportunity to learn specific art concepts and the chance to express themselves creatively. Everyone loves the wonderful student work on display."
-- Michael Benoit / Past Principal at Vaughn Elementary

Peninsula Hands On Art has made it possible for every student in the school to experience art in a meaningful way. It has been great to see the excitement and enthusiasm from the students when they are participating in the projects. The involvement of the volunteers as docents is a natural fit here at Discovery where we have amazing parents and community members helping out every day."
-- David Brooks / Discovery Elementary

"As superintendent, I can say without hesitation, that this unique group of local artists and community members are heroes when it comes to dedicated service to our students. Their passion, energy and vision to engage our elementary students in an appreciation of art history, mixed media and much more is unmatched."
-- Terry Bouck / Past Superintendent Peninsula School District

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