Interurban Center for the Arts
A Green River College Foundation Community Partner
Mission: Green River College Foundation's Interurban Center for the Arts (ICA) delivers a uniquely diverse and equitable arts curriculum, providing resources to children and volunteers while fostering excellence in arts education.
The Interurban Center for the Arts (ICA)
Was established in 1984 and provides elementary aged students with an arts enrichment and development curriculum. The ICA helps schools and parent volunteers facilitate monthly art appreciation classes which meet and exceed OSPI Visual Arts Requirements. The ICA believes art is so vital to building a child's self confidence. Art helps to develop students problem solving skills and nurtures creative thinking. The ICA works to serve all elementary schools in South King and Pierce counties equitably while supporting parent volunteers and students in their creative educational explorations.
Our GOALS for the ICA Art Docent Program
To provide schools and art docents volunteers with a diverse and equitable arts education program.
To establish art as a critical element in every student's education development
Our GOALS for your school's students
To explore their ability to perceive and imagine art
To expand their knowledge and use of various art mediums
To expand their knowledge of art based on the district’s OSPI Visual Art Requirements while exploring their own creative development
Our GOALS for ICA Art Docent Volunteers
To provide volunteers with the opportunity to become a positive and affirming adult role model in a student’s life
To help volunteers meet with success in the classroom by providing them with focused educational materials, training, and support
To motivate art docents to become advocates for the arts in their school and community
Through the ICA, participating schools receive:
Each school will annually have access to the ICA’s numerous online art lesson plans and will be loaned an education boxed set. This boxed set includes eight large prints of famous works of art to use in the classroom. Every large print comes with accompanying artist lesson notes and a corresponding project binder with classroom-tested art project ideas.
The ICA provides free or low-cost workshops and trainings to all art docents to support program continuity and quality.
ICA staff offers educational training, workshops, and one-on-one guidance to the in-school coordinator of the art docent program and school staff.
Thank you to our supporters!