Taking It Outdoors-Kids
A collaborative art-making project
between Arts of Point Richmond and Washington School
The brainchild of AOPR members Kenoli Oleari and Sharon Goods, Taking it Outdoors-Kids (TIO-Kids) is a collaborative art-making project between Arts of Point Richmond and Washington School, a dual Spanish/English language immersion grammar school (preschool to 6th grade) in Point Richmond.
With great vision and perseverance, Kenoli and Sharon secure annual grants from the Denali Foundation and the City of Richmond to fund art supplies and banner printing costs and spend many hours working with teachers and students to create themed art.
The project provides an innovative way for children to bring their own ideas and images to the exploration of current social and cultural themes.
Selected artwork is printed on large format banners, hung in the schoolyard for kids and, once school is out for the summer, hung for public display on the Washington Park fence across from Mechanics Bank.
Artwork themes so far have been “Cultural Diversity and Diversity in Nature,” followed by "Home", and coming in 2024: "Kindness”.
The TIO-Kids team is looking for new members, so if you are an AOPR member who’d like to become involved in TIO-Kids, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We need your help to keep this meaningful program going!