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 current school year of 2023/24 by clicking
The New School link above.
Our after-school art program begins in September of each year and ends in May.
The Summer Art Sessions Schedule is revealed each year in March.
Weekly Summer Sessions take place from the first week of June through the first week of August. Summer Sessions have currently come to an end.
Click below to see:
SUMMER ART SESSIONS 2023
We are currently preparing to begin our Fall Semester with the After School Program.
Art Matters is no longer on Facebook.
We support small businesses and Buy Local.
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 before she opened Art Matters in 2011.
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. A wide variety of 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 how we re-invented Art Matters or to register for the current school year:
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 current school year enrollment is already full, scholarships have already been awarded at this time.
Since we have downsized, we have fewer of these, but we will provide scholarships this summer, so
Please do not 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 be able to attend!
Please feel free to call us at 270-781-0361 about Scholarship opportunities!
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.
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 Montessori Schools.
Art Matters provided an art activity, "Inspired by Claude Monet" to farmers, food and health equity workers, front line food service staff and justice professionals from across the State of Kentucky at an Equity in Health & Food Women's Retreat, which was sponsored by Needs More Acres Farm and took place at the Barefoot Republic in September of 2021.
Art Matters has provided many art activities for adults over the years, but they are not the typical "Sip and Paint" sessions.
Our sessions encourage creativity and originality.
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
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.