Fine Arts Summer Learning Program

This exhibition celebrates the work and learning of students that took place across our Continuing Education Fine Arts Summer Learning Program 2021 with our young artists and teachers working onsite at Westwind Elementary.  Our learners were invited into unique journeys of material explorations and self discovery through a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, photography, assemblage, craft art, song, dance and drama.  Our teachers designed their programs in specific disciplines around a provocation:

Sense of Place

How might exploring the arts deepen our learners' connectedness 

and sense of place to our selves, our community and our land?


With this theme as their guide our educators developed inquiry-based lessons allowing each child to immerse themselves in the Arts all while making curricular connections and reflecting on themselves as learners using the core competencies. Our program is taught by  Richmond School District teachers - click here to see our team that supported our learners during this program:

What is shown within this online exhibition represents just a small sampling of the depth of learning that took place for students not only in art ways of thinking and knowing but also in realizing their own innate capacity for self expression, connection and imagination through art, dance, drama, and music.  Each submission, is a representation of a unique, reflective and reciprocal encounter between self and community and with how materials and experiences could be conceptualized as generators of insight and connection to daily life.

As a viewer, we invite you to consider our provocation for  a meaningful encounter with our learners’ submissions:                 

Sense of Place:  How might exploring the arts deepen our learners' connectedness and sense of place to our selves, our community and our land?

Please take the time to look slowly and reflectively and allow these works to touch and transform you in powerful ways!

How It Works:  The exhibition is structured as a gallery.   To access the exhibition please click on the one of the grade links to view their submitted work.  Enjoy and scroll though the gallery’of images and videos within each exhibition page.