AT THE ARTS CENTER:
ARTREE is a program designed in 1984 to provide
an avenue for local artists to teach the visual
and performing arts as the subject matter as well
as to enhance all classroom curriculum with the
arts. Through ARTREE’s catalog, schools can
find a variety of artists and groups from throughout
the area to deliver everything for single workshops
in a classroom to artistic residencies as well as
performances for larger groups of students. Directed
by a committee of the Merced County Art Council,
Inc., ARTREE’s purpose is to stimulate creativity,
broaden experiences and excite curiosity in the
workshops and performances are designed to encourage
participation and problem-solving and challenge
the student to develop personal solutions to the
arts problem at hand.
serves public and private schools in Merced County
providing workshops, demonstrations, performances
and teacher in services by selected professional
artists in dance, drama, music, and the literary
and visual arts.
1984, ARTREE was the result of a long-term study
and development by a committee of school administrators,
teachers, artist and parents. ARTREE represented
the first broad-based effort in the county to enrich
the arts experiences of children. The project has
been adopted as one facet of arts education within
concept of ARTREE was developed out of a commitment
to the philosophy that art is a vital component
of education. Involvement in the arts is fundamental
to our mental, social and physical development.
further information, please contact:
Merced County Arts Council, Inc.
Merced Multicultural Arts Center
645 W. Main Street
Merced, Ca 95340
Phone: (209)388-1090 Ext. 13
Office Hours: 8a.m.-4p.m. Tuesday-Friday
Artists Are Flexible!
ARTREE catalog has been designed with flexibility
in mind. Teachers are encouraged to work with the
Education Director and ARTREE artists to develop
programs that will meet the artistic, curricular
and developmental needs of your students.
Do you need help with a performance? Are you interested
in an artist-in-residence program? ARTREE has the
answers to these and other questions.
Most ARTREE artists are multi-talented, as well
as flexible, and are able to do other activities
besides what is listed in the catalog. Artists can
teach workshops as described in the catalog, but
they can also modify any workshop to meet your particular
curricular need or to enhance your curriculum. They
can also be contracted for long term residencies.
Because of the limitations of space, it is not possible
to list all of their talents and areas of expertise.
If you have a special request for an activity or
artist, then please let us know and we will try
Suggestions are always welcome for program ideas
and new artist inclusions.
Public Art Tours and Field Trips
trips to the Merced Multicultural Arts Center are
available for school groups, and ARTREE workshops
at the art center can be scheduled in conjunction
with a tour of the exhibits as well as a Downtown
Public Art Tour. For more information about workshops,
performances and other programs at the art center,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (209) 388-1090 Ext. 13