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) has a long and valued history in our communities with 39 years of experience in art enrichment and development for school age children. The ICA helps schools and parent volunteers facilitate monthly art appreciation classes for students.
ICA trained volunteers visit the classroom once a month. Each ICA art lesson plan covers one influential artist and their work, basic art concepts, and concludes with an age-appropriate, hands-on art project.
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.
Through the ICA, participating schools receive:
Each program receives eight large prints of famous works of art to use during the school year. Every large print comes with accompanying 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.
Thank you to our supporters!