2016-2017 School Year Grants
Supplies: Funded the purchase of printing supplies.
Provided funding for a skateboard and card drawing and printing project.
Sculpture: Funded the purchase of a mill for creating sculpture.
Transportation: Provided transportation for students to the Broad Museum and MOCA in Los Angeles.
2015-2016 School Year Grants
Supplies: Provided mat boards for the presentation of student art in the Channel Keepers Art Show.
Furnished classroom art materials for a teaching unit about Egypt.
Purchased frames and mat boards for use when entering student photographs in area art exhibits.
Funded supplies for a special effects mask project.
Purchased a power jigsaw.
Purchased clay, glazes and tools for the making of over 150 bowls to be given to the Santa Barbara Food Bank for their annual fundraiser Empty Bowls.
Photography: Supplied three digital cameras and equipment for a photography class.
Transportation: Provided bus transportation to the Getty for high school students.
Provided bus transportation to the Bay Area to view exhibits featuring the combination of art and technology in preparation for the Mechatronics Installation Project.
Printmaking: Purchased a printing press for junior high school classroom.
Supplied silkscreen printing materials for a junior high school.
Painting: Purchased studio easels.
Publication: Provided funding to publish, Local Color, a nationally acclaimed art and literature magazine.
2014-2015 School Year Grants
Supplies: Provided supplies for a high school drawing class to create linear perspective wall art installations.
Inkjet Printer: Furnished large bed printer to a junior high for use with a variety of art programs allowing digitally inclined students to further their knowledge of digital art and allowing those with less experience to be introduced to the possibilities.
Transportation: Provided bus transportation for ceramics classes to go to the Getty Villa in Malibu to research Greek pottery styles and ancient Greek daily life. Provided bus transportation for International Baccalaureate (art) classes to visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Bergamot Station as part of an art criticism activity.
Safety materials: Provided pairs of replacement Kevlar gloves and kiln shelves for ceramics classes.
Painting: Donated enough acrylic paint, canvas, brushes and gesso for an Advancement Placement Studio Art class curriculum.
Printmaking: Supplied printing inks, linoleum, brayers and safety bench hooks to make possible class block-printing units.
2013-2014 School Year Grants
Tuition: Sponsored professional development for a teacher and subsequent development of craft project unit.
Zentangle: Provided supplies for this meditative drawing and composition activity for a junior high.
Marbling: Sponsored artist JoNeal Boic for a high school marbling workshop.
Art Show/Maker Fair: Sponsored an event at a high school to showcase students’ art and ingenuity and interactive stations where the parents and community could participate in hands on art activities.
Basic Art Supplies: Furnished art supplies to establish art activities for students of an alternative high school.
Transportation: Provided buses for three sculpture classes and ten chaperons to visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to see contemporary sculpture shows.
Provided buses for students to visit the Astronomy Show at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Prior to the visit, the students heard Mr. John Hoot from the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab.
Supplies: Furnished art supplies for three junior high students to study in after school art workshops.
Frames: Purchased frames for gallery prints at Santa Barbara Junior High School.
Publication Expenses: Provided funding for the publication of, “Local Colors”.
Scanner: Provided a larger bed scanner so students in a junior high can scan their drawings then experiment with various color plans.
2012-2013 School Year Grants
Photographic Technique: Paid for instructional tutorials on DVD developed by Brooks Photography professors for art classes in high schools.
Jewelry Technique: Purchased “precious metal clay”, and accompanying tools, to give students at one high school the opportunity to work in silver or bronze.
Public Sculpture Field Trip: Furnished a bus for ceramics students enabling them to visit Santa Barbara public art such as that by Alfaro Siqueiros, Herbert Bayer, Marge Dunlap, Bud Bottoms and others. Mr. Bottoms spoke to the group.
Scarves and Supplies: Purchased silk scarves and fabric dyes so junior high students could study Japanese textiles, especially Shibori dying technique, and create great presents.
Silk and Supplies: Furnished materials for a painting class to do Tibetan-styled wishing flags.
Paint and Graphic Supplies: Furnished the supplies, in cooperation with Powell Skateboard Company, for a design class to finish 36 skateboard decks with their individual, original designs.
Landscape Drawing: Paid tuition for a drawing instructor to attend landscape drawing and painting class and develop ideas for use with students.
Sculpture Field Trip: Paid for busses for three Sculpture classes to visit the Museum of Modern Art and the Geffen Gallery in Los Angeles and substitute teachers for the teachers chaperoning the trip.
Leather and Jewelry: Sponsored speaker Eduardo Lara, third generation leather craftsman, jewelry and leather for a bracelet project.
Tuition: Sponsored professional development for a teacher and subsequent creation of a high school landscape painting unit.
Framing and Matting Supplies: For presentation of artwork furnished to a high school
Kiln: Replacement of a worn-out kiln with a 50 – 50 matching grant to Carpinteria High School.