Oak Hills Art Literacy


About Art Literacy at Oak Hills

Trained volunteers from the Art Literacy program have been bringing art instruction to every student at Oak Hills School for decades. Six times a year, in every classroom, a visual presentation on an artist is followed by a hands-on art lesson with the students. The program’s curriculum at present is based on more than 100 artists, including European masters, renowned American artists, and some living, local artists. Our curriculum foci this year are line, space, and form.


Oak Hills 50th Anniversary Mural

Each student will create a ceramic tile for a mural to commemorate Oak Hills’ 50th year

Volunteer training: 7PM Tues. Oct. 3 OR 8:15AM Wed. Oct. 4


Ansel Adams

An American photographer known for his black and white photographs of the American West.

Volunteer training: 7PM Tues. Nov. 16 OR 8:15AM Wed. Nov. 17


Mary Cassatt

An American Impressionist painter known for her depictions of mothers and children.

Volunteer training: 7PM Tues. Jan. 16 OR 8:15AM Wed. Jan. 17


Mexican Folk Art

A survey of the Mexican folk art.

Volunteer training: 7PM Tues. Feb. 20 OR 8:15AM Wed. Feb. 21


Paul Gauguin

A French Post-Impressionist artist often remembered for his paintings from Polynesia.

Volunteer training: 7PM Tues. Apr. 10 OR 8:15AM Wed. Apr.11


Frank Stella

A contemporary American artist known for his minimalist, geometric abstractions.

Volunteer training: 7PM Tues. May 15 OR 8:15AM Wed. May 16

ART NIGHT: 6PM-8PM May 31, 2018


Why you should volunteer

The Art Literacy program is the only visual art curriculum available in the classroom. Without this program, Oak Hills students would have little or no exposure to visual arts. In addition to bringing needed instruction to the students, the program is also a great opportunity for parent volunteers to be hands-on, to get in the classroom, and get to know the kids. It is one of the very few volunteer programs at Oak Hills that give you the opportunity to teach.


You do not need an expertise in art to volunteer, but you will need training. For each artist, volunteers are expected to attend a training session held at Oak Hills School. Volunteers will be guided through a slideshow, a lesson plan, and instructions on how to teach the project. Attendance is important! We want the Art Literacy program at Oak Hills to be the best it can be, and we need trained volunteers to make that happen. We promise you will learn something, too!

For more information, contact the Art Literacy Coordinators at artlit@oakhillspto.org