Rural Art Initiative at Prescott!

Prescott School is proud to partner with the Carnegie PictureLab Rural Art Initiative program! This partnership is supported in part by grants received from the Sherwood Trust and Blue Mountain Community Foundation.  Scroll down to read more and see the great extended learning opportunities Prescott students enjoy because of this special program!


Artists in Residence Program comes to Prescott!

Prescott students are so lucky to have Tia and Amanda and the Artists in Residence Program! This exciting opportunity has given our students additional hands-on experiences in Art.

Amanda teaches Ceramics at Whitman College and Tia has an extensive background in art and performance. She also grew up in a very small rural farming community in Iowa similar to Prescott.

In the classroom, they are working on what hopefully will be a mural. They are also working with English class on some poetry. As Tia and Amanda connect with teachers, they will further define Art projects tied to the curriculum currently being taught.

Below you will see students working with Tia and Amanda on a Kintsugi Line. Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with precious metals.  The idea is that the resulting piece is MORE beautiful because of its scars. 

Art Student

Carnegie Picture Lab Partners with Prescott for the Rural Arts Initiative!

This partnership includes many great opportunities for our students to learn to appreciate and love art!

  • Creativity Curated lessons for elementary grade students.

  • A lesson and art project inspired by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

  • High school field trips, including a visit to the Sheehan Gallery at Whitman College in Walla Walla to see the “You Are There” exhibit, a tour of the college, and art-making in the Carnegie Picture Lab studio.

  • Art supplies for middle school students’ Genius Hour passion projects.

  • K – 12 grade art books for the Prescott Library.

  • Take-home art kits for elementary grade students.

  • A comprehensive Artists-in-Residence program for the entire school.