John XXIII Educational Center

John XXIII is a nonprofit whose mission is to empower the youth in Racine to become leaders through academic and social support. They have after school tutoring and mentoring programs for middle and high school students. Racine Art Guild members have been asked to lead an art project on April 18, 3:45-5pm. The activity will be creating monoprints using ink, rollers and styrofoam plates. They will learn that emotions can be captured in print and so they will create 2 prints of their colorful and emotional designs.

There will be a sign up sheet at the April ll meeting for volunteers. You can also contact Janet Mrazek at jwmrazek@gmail.com if interested in helping.

Yorkville Elementary offers RAG members Artist in Residence Program ~ 2019

Lisa Martin was the Artist in Residence this year. She brought her print making skills to the children. They learned that emotions can be captured in print and so they commenced to creating 2 prints of their colorful and emotional designs. Each emotion was creatively written about and matted for display. A second print was made into a mask for each child to take home.

In addition to parent and teacher volunteers, the Art Guild members involved in the 2019 event were; Lisa Martin (AIR), Tanja Martinez, Janet Mrazek, Pat Guttenberg, Cathy Holmes, Jill Castillo, Chris Koontz, Nancy Neider and Brenda Thomas.

Cops N Kids Outreach ~ March 2019

Once again we will be visiting the Cops N Kids After School Program. I don’t know who has more fun….the children or US!

  • March 4 - 7, 4 - 6 pm

  • 5 Volunteers needed for each day

  • Monday - Thursday

  • See Pat Guttenberg if interested. You can call her at: 262-488-2990 or email her at: pguttenb@gmail.com. There will be a sign up sheet at the February members meeting

Yorkville Elementary offers RAG members Artist in Residence Program ~ 2018

The Artist-in-Residence program at Yorkville Elementary School grew out of a focus group of interested parents.  It has become an annual project for the third grade classes. All finished projects become permanent displays within the school.

Art Guild member, Tanja Martinez, wanted to see a program where the kids would be exposed to a variety of artists, mediums and techniques that was broader than what they could experience in the school’s art room.  

In addition to parent and teacher volunteers, the Art Guild artists involved in the 2018 event were; Brenda Thomas (AIR), Tanja Martinez, Janet Mrazek, Lisa Martin, Pat Guttenberg and Patti Fallon. The children learned about the history and the process of mosaics and designed their very own personalized square.