AGTS is a weeklong PTO-sponsored Cultural Arts program that will be delivered to all IES students through their Art Specials class the week of March 16-20, 2020. It is presented to all grades and all classes offering a fun-filled class of art history and exploration.
The IES PTO works in partnership with the Radnor Chapter of Art Goes to School of Delaware Valley (AGTS-DV). This is a non-profit volunteer organization, which brings art appreciation classes to elementary school children. The Radnor Chapter is currently delivering this program in Radnor, Wayne, and Ithan Elementary Schools and St. Katharine of Siena School, Wayne.
Each year, students get the opportunity to see a portfolio of over 20 reproductions of art, featuring the work of local and international artists, including paintings, tapestry, sculpture, mural art, photography, screen printing and more. The portfolio showcases art from ancient to modern times, enabling students to see how types, themes, and materials in art have evolved. Students are encouraged to 'look, listen and feel' art through interactive presentations, games, story-time and more.
How can I get involved as a parent?
Become an IES AGTS volunteer! We are looking for parents who enjoy being in the classroom and are keen to inspire our students with their interest in art. This is a unique classroom volunteer opportunity at IES, a chance to spend time in your child's class!
You do not need to be a teacher or an artist; the AGTS Radnor Chapter offers fun and informal training to all classroom presenters. The Radnor Chapter of AGTS is a fun and welcoming group that offers an excellent opportunity to make new friends in the Radnor community and take time out to enjoy art. How about joining us for 2019-20? Contact the IES AGTS chair Heather Stecker for more information.
What's involved? ALL are invited to:
AGTS Fall Welcome
Wednesday, September 18th @ 9:30 am, Radnor Memorial Library, Winsor Room. Open to all existing and new members.
View the Portfolio and learn about how to get involved in the program.
Portfolio Exploration and Research - Chapter meetings
* Minimum of 2 meetings strongly encouraged
Informal training meetings to discuss the portfolio
Wednesday mornings@ 9:30 am hosted in chapter members homes
Weekly - September 25th through to November 13th
Winter Workshop - Classroom preparation
*All teaching volunteers are strongly encouraged to attend
Review the portfolio, prepare for the classroom and share teaching ideas and resources
February (date TBA) - @ 9:30 am, Radnor Memorial Library, Winsor Room
Classroom Presentations - Teach at IES
Planned dates at Ithan Elementary School: March 16th - March 20th
*New volunteers are asked to team-teach or observe 1 class before presenting solo