WHAT WE DO
Empty Bowls Fundraiser
Since 2016, we have supported the High School Ceramics Intensive Students in their hunger awareness fundraiser, usually held the week before Thanksgiving. Each student creates at least two ceramic bowls to be purchased as part of a soup buffet dinner, held at Wellesley High School.
Winter Arts Dinner
To foster an arts community here in Wellesley, we hold an annual Winter Arts potluck dinner. Parents, teachers, and supporters of the arts gather and listen to an invited speaker. Past speakers include Art Professor Daniela Rivera who shared her journey as an artist and teacher. She spoke about the creative process, plus sketches and inspirations for her installation at the Museum of Fine Arts.
Help Teachers Organize and Publicize Annual Spring Art Show
Every year, the WPS Art Department showcases art from Wellesley students of every age and experience-level. Needless to say, it's a lot of work for teachers to juggle while teaching their classes. That's why Wellesley PSAS helps the teachers set up and publicize their work every year. This year's show will be held in Spring 2020.
Help Art Teachers with End-of-Year Cleanup
Art teachers do a lot for our kids! And we want to make it a bit easier for them to do that.
Every year, we organize parents and community members to help teachers clean up their rooms a the end of the year. One less day cleaning means one more day teaching!
We hold three open meetings every year located at the WHS Art Room on the 3rd Floor. Anyone is welcome to come and participate! That means students, parents, or supporters of the arts.
For 2019-2020, meetings will be held:
- 7:00 pm, Monday, September 23rd
- 7:00 pm, Monday, February 3rd
- 7:00 pm, Monday, May 11th
Art Tours and Events
For over four years, we've collaborated with Wellesley Women Artisans (WWA) on events in our community. These include promoting art work of students in Wellesley High School art intensive classes. As part of the December Art Walk held in 2017, students were thrilled to see their work exhibited in storefront windows and inside stores in the Central Square neighborhood.