Arts Education

DIY Family Art Lessons!

These projects are some of our art teachers’ favorites that can be done at home with your families.  We are providing these lessons in response to the Arts Education survey where you asked for ideas for projects to do with your children.  We will provide instructions, template if needed, and samples made by our Arts Ed committee members.

Family Art Night

Join us December 9 at 6:00pm for a Family Art Night!
Our projects will be:Holiday Trees and Name or Word Doodle
Please RSVP to: office@ninthdistrictptafor the link and a list of supplies needed.

¡Únase a nosotros el 9 de diciembre a las 6:00pm para una Noche Familiar de Arte!
Nuestros proyectos serán:Árboles de Navidad y Garabatos de Nombre o de Palabra
Por favor, confirme su asistencia:office@ninthdistrictpta para el enlace y una lista de los suministros necesarios.

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ART Education Workshops for Parents!

These workshops are designed for adults to come together and do a relaxing art project while listening to or engaging in a presentation by a guest speaker.  The theme for this year’s workshop series is The Arts for Therapy and Resiliency during COVID.  The art project we do together on these evenings can be done later with children if you wish.

Workshop Dates:

  • March 17 @ 7 p.m.

Henri Matisse Leaf Lesson on November 18th at 7:00 p.m.

Henri Matisse (1869–1954) was a French artist. He was a draughtsman, printmaker, and sculptor, but is known primarily as a painter. When ill health in his final years prevented him from painting, he created an important body of work in the medium of cut paper collage.

Henri Matisse (1869–1954) fue un artista francés.   Él fue un dibujante, impresor y escultor, pero es principalmente conocido como un pintor.  Cuando enfermo en sus años finales, su salud le impidió pintar, entonces el creo un cuerpo importante de arte en la mitad de un montaje de papel recortado (collage).

Please email the Ninth District PTA office for zoom link information!

Our kick off workshop on September 16th featured Pauline Crooks from the San Diego County Office of Education. Leaders created their own masterpiece from home while Pauline gave a presentation on arts advocacy and the social emotional benefit of the arts.

Noches de Educación Artística:

  • 17 de marzo a las 19 h

More about our workshops

The arts education workshops will be the base for building art capacity across the district. Meetings will be open to all PTA members, parents, students, principals, superintendents, community partners, stakeholders, specialists in the art field and others. A “hands-on” art lesson/project planned for each meeting.

(In person workshops will be based on SDCOE and COVID-19 health restrictions)

Future topics may include:

  • Distance learning art models
  • Building a volunteer-run art program through PTA
  • Curriculum sharing
  • Areas of focus: Elementary, Middle, High School lessons Create a bank of art lessons for use.
  • Multiple Mediums of Art
  • Arts advocacy
For more information on arts education please contact the Arts Committee Chair, Denae Senise at