Local arts consortium PT Artscape met behind the high school tennis courts on Saturday, June 3 to paint a welcoming mural on the wall of the maritime and wood shop building. Present were …
Local arts consortium PT Artscape met behind the high school tennis courts on Saturday, June 3 to paint a welcoming mural on the wall of the maritime and wood shop building. Present were co-coordinators Michele Soderstrom and Margie McDonald, as well as Blue Heron dean of students Christie Boyd, Blue Heron art teacher Charlie Fornia, and PT Artscape teaching artist Jesse Watson. A number of community children, from 4 through 16, assisted in the painting process.
The mural is partially funded from a grant to facilitate school projects outside of normal school hours.
PT Artscape is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary; they have been providing visual and dramatic arts in the Port Townsend public schools, grades K-12, since 1998. The consortium originated from a lack of art education in the Port Townsend school district and has since grown to develop programs which integrate the arts into regular classrooms, help teachers enhance their curriculum through the arts, expand students’ access to and experience with the arts, and provide instruction and mentoring to artists who wish to teach their art.