Arts Education Council
The Arts Education Council, formally know as the East County Chapter, promotes membership in and provides support to The San Diego Museum of Art from the communities in East County, supports art education for children in underserved schools, and provides members with opportunities to enrich their knowledge and appreciation of art.
Your membership will give you opportunities to meet new friends, enrich your knowledge of art, and participate in fun activities in support of the Museum. Members and guests look forward each year to a wide array of fundraising events, including the annual Holiday Party and silent auction. Other events include public art tours, bus trips to museums, exhibitions, garden tours and other interesting venues. Recent trips included The Getty Villa, the Adamson House in Malibu, the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, and the Sam Maloof Arts and Crafts house.
To be a member of a support council, you must be a member of the San Diego Museum of Art at the Household level ($100) or above. The annual membership dues for support councils are an additional $50 for an individual and $75 for dual. For membership information, please contact Jocelyn Zimmermanor at 619.462.9645.
Monthly lecture meetings, September through June, are held on the first Monday of the month at the Grossmont Healthcare Center Auditorium (unless noted otherwise) at 10:30 AM. Meetings include presentations and programs that reflect AEC’s varied interest in a broad spectrum of the Arts. Guests are welcome. For meeting and programs information, please contact Chair Michele Schlecht or at 619.283.3732.
Arts Education Council Artist-in-Residence Program
The Artist-in-Residence program is one of intensive art education which encourages creative thinking and cultivates imagination. Working in tandem with teachers, this program places a professional artist/educator into 4th and 5th grade classrooms in underserved schools. Lessons are coordinated with the California State Curriculum standards to provide students with an understanding of art including: color, shape, texture, form and composition. Students are given tools to understand and interpret their world in new ways. During the course of the program, the students are taken to the Museum twice. The first visit is for a docent-guided tour of the galleries. The second is for a reception and exhibition of the children's work in the Museum's boardroom which is attended by the students and their family and friends. Students are then encouraged to lead their families through the galleries, and teach their families what they learned on their docent tour. The Artist-in-Residence program familiarizes young people with the Museum and its role in the community and encourages a life-long interest in the arts.
Did You Know?
• Anyone is welcome to attend a meeting/program or event as a guest...
• Although located in the East County, the Council enjoys members from other areas...
• The Council was established in 1964 and is governed by an Executive Board of its own members...
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View pictures from past events:
- December 2010 Annual Holiday Party and Silent Auction
- October 2011 Art and Garden Tour at the Lerach Estate
- December 2011 Annual Holiday Party and Silent Auction
- East County Chapter Artist-in-Residence Program
Image credit: William-Adolphe Bouguereau, The Young Shepherdess. Oil on canvas mounted on board, 1885. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin S. Larsen. 1968.82.