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Photos taken during this year's Middle School Art Project 2016 Fall Classes


Student Art Classes


The Desert Art Center is pleased to provide art classes for Palm Springs Unified School district middle school students to supplement art education to those schools where the district has no art resources.  According to Louisa Castrodale, PSUSD Visual and Performing Arts Specialist, this is the first time middle school grades have been exposed to in depth Art classes in a studio situation as art is no longer taught in most of the district's middle schools.

The Middle School Art Project is currently teaching 6th through 8th grades for the series of four class in November/ December and January/February. The tuition for the classes is provided free to motivated students from a grant through the Anderson Children's Fund.

The dates for the first session will be Saturdays, Nov. 12, 19, Dec. 3, 10, 2017. The dates for the second session Saturdays, Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 2017.
Classes being offered this year are (click on the class for more information):

Last year we served 22 students from four different middle schools in the Palm Springs District. They are enrolled in Printmaking, Drawing, Clay and Watercolors.

We gladly accept donations of money or supplies to keep the classes going. Any amount helps! Leave donations in the DAC Gallery earmarked for the Middle School Art Program.  You can also give a donation through the donations page on our website by clicking here.

There are teachers who are all volunteering part of their time:

Drawing - Brad Zylstra, Molly Preston and Susan Smith Evans

Clay - Vicki Buchanan and Robert Rogers

Printmaking - Susan Smith Evans and Atsuko Hewett

Watercolors - Jean Hopkins and Ian Cooke

For an application: Middle School Application




For additional information please contact

Sally Hedberg, Coordinator

(925) 788-986      sallyhedberg@gmail.com


550 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262  ●  PH: (760) 323-7973    info@desertartcenter.org

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