Tahoe Valley School is collaborating with Lake Tahoe Paint & Sip to provide a specialized program for our students in grades 1-5. This is becoming so successful we are looking at adding this to our overall program to continue for years to come. Lake Tahoe Paint & Sip brings in one of their artists (Craig) weekly. He teaches the class how to paint with acrylics on canvas. He provides a grade-appropriate lesson and the students create an original painting based upon a visual model. The lesson is fun, engaging, and as one first grade student exclaimed, "I have a feeling of joy in my heart!” The paintings are on display weekly in the Library so all students can appreciate the uniqueness and creativity.
At the end of the year, Tahoe Valley will be hosting an Art Exhibit featuring these works of art. Parents, families and the community will be invited, along with our mural artist, Nick Akins. We are hoping that this experience opens the positive benefits of the ARTS for our students. Watch for this event and please join us!!! We also have some creative students who actually created “snow dogs” during recess using our newly fallen snow. Enjoy!!