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.