Waxahachie ISD presented the first Go Van Gogh program for this school year with Art of the Lone Star State.
Go Van Gogh is a fine arts program presented through a partnership with the Dallas Museum of Art and Waxahachie ISD. This program is offered to students in grades first through fifth with grade-level appropriate presentations given.
Go Van Gogh brings the Dallas Museum of Art to WISD campuses through the work of locally trained, dedicated, and talented volunteers in coordination with WISD art teachers. This year volunteers will lead experiences virtually that encourage students to look closely at works of art, ask and answer questions, and make connections to art. The volunteers give a brief presentation discussing art history with facts about art pieces and the artists, with all works of art being found in the Dallas Museum of Art. All programs include hands-on art projects that provide individual creative expression opportunities, led by WISD art teachers.
“We are very proud of this program in WISD as Go Van Gogh adds another layer of art for our elementary students with these fine arts presentations,” said Melissa Cobb, Director of Partners in Education and Community Education. “Through the dedication of our volunteers, we are able to bring the Dallas Museum of Art home to our students. We are grateful for the continued volunteer partnership of Waxahachie Jr. Service League, our community volunteers, and parent volunteers.”
For further information, please contact the WISD Partners in Education office at (972) 923-4614 or email Melissa Cobb.