Washougal School District and Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance are teaming up with community partners to offer opportunities for children to enjoy the arts throughout the month of March, recognized nationally as Youth Arts Month.
Washougal youth will have opportunities to create, experience and display art throughout the events and activities planned all month long.
“The arts are an important element of our students’ education in Washougal,” said Mary Templeton, WSD Superintendent. “Student exposure and participation in both fine arts and performance arts are essential to educating the whole child.” Research indicates that high-quality art educational opportunities can improve critical-thinking skills and even help to foster important values such as empathy and tolerance.
Washougal Youth Arts Month is made possible through a partnership between Washougal School District; Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance with support from our partners:
BRICKZONE; CITY OF WASHOUGAL; SHIRLEY BISHOP, GLASS ARTIST; THE PAINT ROLLER; WASHOUGAL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION; WASHOUGAL COMMUNITY EDUCATION; WASHOUGAL PUBLIC LIBRARY; WASHOUGAL SCHOOLS FOUNDATION; and WASHOUGAL SCHOOL OF MUSIC!
Celebrates youth art at this kick–off event showcasing student works created in art classes from all Washougal schools and recent Community Education classes. Offered by Washougal School District, Washougal Arts & Culture Alliance and Washougal Schools Foundation.
Dates: March 5–7 • FREE Weekdays 5–7 p.m., Sat. 1–5 p.m. Washougal Town Square 1700 Main Street
Washougal Arts and Culture Alliance (WACA) is inviting all Washougal students to grab their smartphone or digital camera and photograph the beauty of Washougal. Find interesting landscapes, close–up details, and uniquely Washougal places and features… have fun and be creative! Send your very best image with student name, grade and school and a completed photo release form with parental authorization to WACAStudentPhotos@gmail.com. Forms available at each school and at washougalarts.org. Selected photos received before March 2 will be featured at the WYAM Gallery. All images will be posted on the WACA website & shown on Facebook throughout March and April 2020.
Photo by student, Willa Hill
Students from throughout Washougal Schools will perform for family and community members. All concerts begin at 7PM, with dates below.
* $5 adults, $3 students/seniors, FREE with WHS Arts Pass
This up–tempo and fun musical program focuses on how “We’re more alike than we are different,” celebrating diversity and our “connectedness” in the world. Presented by Washougal Community Library and School Boosters. Thurs. 3/5 @ Gause, Fri. 3/6 @ CRGE (student assembly only)
Enjoy an afternoon of diverse music performed by students of Washougal independent music teachers, hosted by Jeffree White of Washougal School of Music along with Chuck Carpenter and other local teachers. Don’t miss the adult bluegrass jam and musicians’ social to follow. Join the picking fun or watch and learn how a group of strangers coordinate to make magic happen through the time-honored traditions of bluegrass music. Sun. 3/22, Recital 2:30–4 p.m. (doors open at 2 p.m.), Bluegrass Jam 6 p.m. @ Washougal Community Center, 1681 C Street FREE
Grades 6–8 JMS and CCMS students will bring out their artistic side through individual and group work. Possible projects may include stop action animation and GIFmaking with iPads. Busing is available. Space is limited to 20.
Date: Mon. 3/2, Thurs. 3/5, Mon. 3/9, Thurs. 3/12, Mon/ 3/16, Thurs. 3/19, Mon. 3/23, Thurs. 3/26 @Jemtegaard, 3 p.m.–4:15 p.m., FREE
Click on “Class Registration and Payment Information”, then click “Pay Online”. Walk in Registrations Received at: Washougal Community Education & Recreation 4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal, WA 98671 Contact: Kathy Douglas–Evans, 360–954–3040
Grades K–5 Art is alive in the hearts of our children! February students will paint two canvases–one can be displayed in Washougal Youth Arts Month gallery in March. Each artist will receive an artist’s beret! All supplies are included in the fee. Participants can ride the bus from any Washougal Elementary school to Hathaway for class. Students will be supervised until class starts. Offered through Washougal Community Education by The Paint Roller.
Featured Pictures: Thurs. 2/20 – “Hoo Loves You” and “Whimsical Tree” (12in x 12in), Thurs. 3/19 – “Mother Bird” (16in x 20in) @Hathaway School Cafeteria, 4–5:30 p.m., $25 per class night
Grades K–5 Kids will learn to face paint with stencils! Each child will pair up with a partner and paint each other. Choose from a variety of themes and colors. Glitter, too! Participants can ride the bus from any Washougal Elementary school to Hathaway for class. Offered through Washougal Community Education by The Paint Roller.
Thurs. 3/5 @ Hathaway School Cafeteria, 4–5:30 p.m., $20 Kathy Dering and Rich Beck, instructors. For more information visit www.thepaintroller.weebly.com
Grade K–Adult Paint a memory that will last forever! Class is designed for families up to four people. Please register each person individually. Each family member will paint a part of the larger picture – when they are put together your family masterpiece is complete. The featured image is “Butterfly Silhouette.” Each artist will receive an artist’s beret! All supplies are included in the fee. Offered through Washougal Community Education by The Paint Roller.
Thurs. 3/26 @Hathaway School Cafeteria, 6–8 p.m., $20 per person
Ages 10 to Adult Students will learn about glass and the kiln forming process and design their own unique glass suncatcher artwork to hang in a window. Each class is limited to 8 students. Adult must accompany child(ren) and sign waivers. Adults are encouraged to participate but are also welcomed to observe. One registration for each person making a Fused Glass piece. Offered through Washougal Community Education by Instructor Shirley Bishop.
Sat. 10a.m.–12p.m. 2/22, 3/7, 3/21
Sun. 1p.m.–3p.m. 2/9, 2/16, 3/1, 3/15, 3/29 @ Studio13, 36311 SE 3rd Circle, Washougal, $35 per person per class
Your very own opportunity to contribute to public art in Washougal! Bring an imagination and the chalk will be provided to create art on the bricks of Reflection Plaza for the community to enjoy. Ofered by Washougal Business Association.
Sat. 3/7 @ Reflection Plaza downtown Washougal, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. FREE
Ages 5–12 Calling all little Picassos! Come ready to paint, color, design, and create a variety of creations at Brickzone Art Camp. Make beaded jewelry, rock monsters, pu y salt, button tree paintings, paint with mixed media, create Q–tip water canvases, and have fun with the action painting center. Bring a PEANUT/TREE NUT free lunch and wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy. Offered through Washougal Community Education by Brickzone Kids.
Mon–Fri 3/30–4/3 @ Brickzone, 2213 E Street, Washougal, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., $125 for week or $25 per day A late fee is charged if pick up is after 1p.m.
Ages 5–12 Kids, come and create with clay! Join us in a hands–on pottery workshop for kids accompanied by an adult, taught by Bob and Karen Sedita. Participants will create their own unique pottery pieces. This is free and open to the public. All supplies will be provided. Class is limited to 20 kids (with adult). Offered by Washougal Community Library.
Tues. 3/3, 6–8 p.m., Tues. 3/10, 6–8 p.m. FREE
Join the WHS Panther Players for a collection of ten hilarious short comedies by Rich Orloff called “Nothing Serious.”
Date: Fri. 2/28, Sat. 2/29 @ WHS Washburn Auditorium, 7 p.m., $3
This enchanting classic of children’s literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style production. The Secret Garden is a compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.
Fri. 3/13, Sat. 3/14, 7 p.m., Sun. 3/15, 2p.m., Fri. 3/20, 7 p.m., Sat. 3/21, 2p.m. & 7 p.m., Sun 3/22, 2 p.m. @ WHS Washburn Auditorium For details and tickets (prices range $12–$17) go to: journeytheater.org/shows/the–secret–garden–winter–2020
About Youth Arts Month
Youth Arts Month started in 1961 when the Council for Art Education and National Art Education Association named March as Youth Arts Month to recognize art education and the value of art to create a better quality of life for all people.