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ArtReach to Bird Rock Elementary

Art is alive and well at Bird Rock Elementary School. Stroll the campus and you see murals and mosaics. Peek into the multi-purpose room and you might hear students preparing for an upcoming production of “Peter Pan.” Peruse the windows and you see classrooms alive with color.

On May 9th, ArtReach a non-profit organization created to bring collaborative visual art experiences to K-6 students in the San Diego region, will add to the rich artistic experience that Bird Rock embraces.

Patti Fox, artistic director of ArtReach, will work with first-grade students to create a series of “Dream Quilts.” Students will work with chalk pastels.

Barbara McDonald, one of the four first-grade teachers at Bird Rock, said the school is committed to teaching the visual arts by experiencing, exposing and exploring the various mediums with children.

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The first grade team contacted ArtReach after hearing about a successful program at Loma Portal Elementary.