Artists in Schools
The Gallery Route One Artists in Schools (AIS) program staff are committed to art practice, art history and the applied arts. Environmental education is a guiding principle of our arts program.
This past year, Gallery Route One’s Artists in the Schools ( GRO-AIS ) program has offered an environmental arts education program that focuses on the Tomales Bay Watershed through a partnership with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Bay Watershed Education and Training program (B-WET). B-WET aims to develop watershed literacy for school-aged children living in coastal communities in California. AIS’s role is to bring an interdisciplinary approach to support environmental literacy and art practice, a value which is rooted in the GRO-AIS program.
This theme of the Tomales Bay Watershed will continue to be a focus of study for the next two years. The GRO-AIS staff is coordinated with partner organizations and individuals in the community to explore this principle theme. GRO-AIS provides services to five participating schools.
More About AIS
The Maker's class at West Marin School. In the photos: building hydraulic robotic hands!!read more
Please join us for a very special AIS 25th birthday celebration and tribute to Madeline Neito Hope on Fri., June 15th from 5:30-7:30 at Toby’s Art Gallery. The AIS program has been shepherded by Madeline Nieto Hope for the last decade. This year the program passed...read more
Third Graders visited the Giacomini Wetlands and learned about birding as part of GRO's Artists in the Schools Program. Students will be showing their work at Toby's Gallery in June. GRO's Latino Photography Project students went along and took photographs, they...read more
Joe Fox is the new coordinator for Gallery Route One’s Artists in the Schools program, replacing Madeline Hope who will continue to work in the program. Joe, who lives in Point Reyes, is also a new artist member of Gallery Route One. Joe recently gave this report...read more
Gallery Route One’s Artists in the Schools and Latino Photography Project present their Annual Art installation at Toby’s Feed Barn Art Gallery, 11250 Highway One Point Reyes Station through June 30. Don't miss this great show! Finding Meaning is the theme for both...read more
In 2015-16 AIS focused on Earth’s Atmospheric Climate and the human Social Climateread more
Chris Eckert’s 6th grade class visited the Legion of Honor in San Francisco for an educational tour of the Museum. West Marin Schools’ art teacher, Colleen Conley and AIS will move forward with a clay project that will task the young artists to consider what items can...read more
November, 2015. At Clem Miller Science Camp Jason Green got students excited about producing this mandala of natural materials — beautiful and ephemeral –in the manner of Andy Goldsworthy.read more
During the 2014-2015 school year students at West Marin school learned how people and trees are alike. The installation at Toby's gallery featured some colorful Tree People and an awesome painting of a giant Redwood tree. Self-Portraits from Vickisa's annual...read more