Made for Mosier
Benefit aUCTION FOR MOSIER SCHOOLS
Made for Mosier Art Program At Mosier Schools, we believe the arts are an important part of our students’ curriculum. Our regularly scheduled visual art classes provide students with creative opportunities through a variety of mediums. Watercolor, soft vinyl for printmaking, oil pastels, clay, collage, still life, life drawing and soft pastels are highlighted throughout the year. Students are also exposed to art history to expand their critical thinking skills and develop their appreciation of art. Each year, in addition to regularly scheduled art classes,we also offer our students the opportunity to explore art more deeply through our Made for Mosier Art Program. We bring professional artists in to expose our students to various art forms and to lead them in the creation of classroom or pod projects, which are sold at our annual Made for Mosier Benefit Auction in the spring. Individual projects are kept by the students as a memory of their Made for Mosier art experience. During the time spent with our artists, students exercise creative control over their work. The artist’s role is to be a mentor, as well as technical adviser on necessary skills. This program emphasizes in-depth involvement in the arts and focuses on the creative process of making art.
As part of our Made for Mosier Art Program, our students develop confidence and are in turn able to share their own ideas and develop as artists. Another benefit of this program is that it allows our educators to develop new skills and new ways of integrating many art forms into various subject areas.
Pamela Larsen: Pamela Larsen, a native Oregonian, has been an artist and an educator for over 20 years, working in paint, clay and beads with art shows in Portland, Colorado and China. Pamela has partnered with two local Native American artists, Lillian Pitt and Brigette Scott, to lead Senior students in two Made for Mosier projects. Lillian Pitt gave the students permission to make "Stick Indian" inspired masks, which she demonstrated and then Pamela led students through the process of making two masks, one to keep and one for auction. For the second project, Pamela created an image of the Gorge, which Brigette Scott then adapted for the students to create a beaded tapestry.
More artists to be added soon - stay tuned!