BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY
BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY
Art Matters Relocated in March of 2020.
Covid influenced our decision to leave the Downtown Experience, which we had loved. The silver lining is an acre of Nature, an Outdoor Classroom and what we call
The New School.
For more information, click above on The New School.
You may now register for the Fall of 2022/23 by clicking The New School link above.
The Fall after-school art program will begin in September of 2022.
We are sorry, but registration for Summer Art Sessions has already filled. If you want to be on the waiting list, just in case someone is not able to attend, you can still leave your contact information and a note on the link below,
but registration for sessions has been closed.
Click below for:
SUMMER ART SESSIONS 2022
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ART LESSONS: Grades K-12 and beyond
ART MATTERS TO STUDENTS of all ages whose schools have drastically cut back opportunities to learn about and create art. We offer after school art experiences in which children create art using a wide variety of professional grade materials under the guidance of an award winning artist and educator, Teresa Christmas,
who earned her master of art education degree from WKU.
Christmas taught art in elementary schools for more than a decade and then began Art Matters in 2011.
Today at Art Matters, young artists are supported and encouraged not only to create, but to learn, appreciate and draw inspiration from artists throughout history and from around the world.
Choices are provided, differentiated learning takes place.
Group sizes in the after-school art program are
seven students or less.
New enrollees may pay per semester or monthly installments of $80. All materials are included.
The after-school art program at Art Matters takes place, September through May, each school year.
Art Matters provides a variety of Themed Art Sessions during the Summer months.
To see our Covid plan and how we re-invented Art Matters
Please Click Here
CALL 270-781-0361 TO RESERVE A SPOT NOW FOR YOUR YOUNG ARTIST.
CLICK ON THIS LINK TO SEE PHOTOS OF WHAT KINDS OF THINGS TAKE PLACE DURING ART LESSONS
AT ART MATTERS:
This is Art Matters
THE GUS COLLINS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Yandell "Gus" Collins, (the grandfather of a beloved art student at Art Matters, Kate Warren,) was a prolific artist!
Gus had an art exhibit during one of Art Matters' very first Gallery Hop Events. He sold some pieces and he was thrilled. When this beloved artist passed away on February 16, 2015, at the age of 82, his family began to contribute to the scholarship fund in his name. They later had a wonderful fundraising event and sold many of his amazing paintings, which continued to fund the Scholarship Program that allows children who love art, but cannot afford art lessons, to attend Art Matters for free. This is very enriching for us at Art Matters and we hope to always continue the scholarship program, remembering Gus Collins and spreading the joy and color and love for art and children that he had. Young Artists and their families may request a scholarship and we will do our best to comply with full or partial tuition.
Because our summer sessions are already full, of course, some scholarships have already been awarded for this summer.
Since we have downsized, we have fewer of these, but
Please don't hesitate to call us, if you know a child who loves art, but has obstacles in participating.
We want any child who loves art to get to attend!
Please feel free to call us at 270-781-0361 about Scholarship opportunities!
The schedule for Summer Art Sessions is revealed here on this website each March!
In keeping with our mission statement to "teach tolerance and promote peace through exploration of art across cultures and eras," Art Matters will continue to provide art experiences in which children can not only create art and learn about art, they can also connect art to real life issues that young people care about.
ART MATTERS TO EVERYONE. Contact us and let us know how you would like to participate in ways we described above or in ways we have not yet considered. For years Art Matters has provided art workshops for gifted and talented students in the Bowling Green City Schools District. Art Matters has provided professional development training- Integrating Art Across the Curriculum- for private schools, for the Warren County Public School System and even for the International Arts Center in Beijing, China. Art Matters has provided art activities for The Annual Kentuckiana Girl Scouts Festival of the Arts and for Montessori Schools.
Children with special challenges?
We have experience, expertise and compassion in meeting the needs of all children.
Let us know how we might support your love of art.
Call 270 781 0361