"It will be a great day when our schools have all the money they need, and our air force has to have a bake sale to buy a bomber." Robert Fulghum

 

Due to reduced budgets and resources, Eugene Field Elementary, the school in the Classen Ten Penn Neighborhood in Oklahoma City, was forced to cut their in-school visual arts program. In response to this need, Current Studio developed a program to fill that gap, providing arts education for our neighborhood school. Because we believe that art is as important as science, technology, engineering, and math education.

FALL 2017 - Artist in Residence
Erin Shaw

Erin worked with students in grades 2 through 5 for the Fall semester of school. Collaboratively they wrote a story and created illustrations to accompany the story. The illustrations were then brought to life and installed throughout the building. This program was funded through individual donors as well as with grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council and Allied Arts. Current Studio's partners for this visual art program in the school were the Oklahoma City Public Schools, Eugene Field Elementary, the Eugene Field Elementary Community Action Board, and the Plaza District Association.

SPRING 2017 - ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
ERIN SHAW :: THIRD GRADE
BALTHAZAR HENSLEY :: FOURTH GRADE
NICK LILLARD :: FIFTH GRADE
NICOLE EMMONS-WILLIS :: SECOND + SIXTH GRADES

Have you seen the awesome mural Jason Pawley and Sean Vali made for Eugene Field Elementary's courtyard? It's fantastic!