Lead An Art Adventure

Bring the joys of art to schoolchildren with Mia’s unique program.
If you love art and kids, then come be an Art Adventure Picture Person in Mia’s own backyard, no prior experience needed. Mia brings this successful program to Whittier International Baccalaureate School, one of Mia’s neighbors and elementary school partners. We’re pleased to be part of this important outreach.

Here’s how easy it is:
Late September/Early October: Attend a free, two-hour Art Adventure training at Mia, where you’ll learn about a themed set of six pieces of art and how to spark discussion about them with young children.

Over three consecutive weeks between October and November: You’ll be teamed with two or three other volunteers and assigned to a classroom. Teams will meet at Whittier School (a block away from Mia) where a Mia staff member will be waiting with your artwork and props. During each 1-hour visit, you’ll share two pieces of artwork from your set. Teachers will remain in the room to supervise the kids.

Between November and January: You’ll also have the option of meeting up with the kids from your classroom at Mia when they take a chaperoned field trip to visit the artwork you shared with them. All fun, no work! If you’ve ever been an Art Adventure guide or Picture Person before, you already know how enriching this is for all involved. If you’ve never done it, please sign up to discover this for yourself. You can volunteer with a friend, or get paired with a new one.

Interested? Curious? To add your name to the list of prospective volunteers, receive final program dates, and for more information, please contact Nancy McRae, Outreach Committee Co-Chair, at friendsoutreach@artsmia.org or 612.240.3774.