Elementary Visual Arts (EVA)
Keep Art in the Picture
"I wish art could be every day. Even though I am not the best at it, it is fun to express myself and I love art!" - Lotte, McPolin Elementary
Art funding was erased from Utah’s elementary curriculum in the 1980's. In 2012, as volunteer programs waxed and waned, PCEF, parents, the school district, and the Kimball Art Center came together to create the Elementary Visual Arts program (EVA). It was offered to all elementary schools; McPolin, Parley's Park, and Trailside chose to participate.
Art plays a critical role in student success. It nurtures creativity, problem-solving, and confidence. With EVA, moments of teamwork, curiosity, and humanity, are happening every day in our classrooms and schools.
"Art is a class where everyone can be successful and feel good about their work. Many students who struggle with the traditional educational model can excel in their art lessons and gain confidence and feel a sense of accomplishment that they might be missing elsewhere. Students learn to express themselves while gaining an appreciation for our culture." - EVA teacher Stefani Kimche
PCEF DONOR SUPPORT
The EVA Program started in 2012. Since then, 10,500 students have received professionally taught art lessons through $650,000 in funding from PCEF.
Thanks to support from PCEF donors and a partnership with the Kimball Art Center, we’re able to keep art in the classroom for Park City’s 1500 elementary school students.
From Seuss to Seurat and Dali to Degas - help us continue to provide this important program. We invite you to DONATE HERE.