Welcome to another year of wonderful art projects!
This year we're celebrating our 30th Anniversary!

Art To Grow On is excited for our around-the-world art projects this year! We are looking forward to seeing the great works of art our students create. Click here to see a list of the coming projects, or download the brochure below. 

Where we meet:
San Pedro United Methodist Church (SPUMC)
580 W. 6th Street, San Pedro
Docent trainings: 9:30am, setup starts at 8:30

Enter parking lot off 6th street at the black iron gates.  Enter through one gate exit through the other. If spots are full we can park on the grassy area.  DO NOT park on the far east side wall of the auto body shop and DO NOT park in the lot behind the church accessible via 5th st. you may get a parking ticket. Limited free street parking is also available in the area along with metered parking. Please be aware that there is a pre-school on site so be respectful of their class time and spaces. Please pick up an ATGO docent sticker as you enter. 

Visit us on one of our social media sites for more info and pictures:

Don't forget to add the tag #arttogrowon to your own posts!

You can download a high resolution Art to Grow On logo or our color wheel template below. If you need a vector version of the logo please contact a member of the board. 
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Color wheel information:

Download the template and send to Staples print center. Print on white cardstock and ask for a hard lamination. *Request that they do NOT trim the lamination. Cost is around $2.50/each.

Information on our program

Interested Artists: We are preparing for our next project selection in April 2019! If you are an interested artist please contact us!  Feel free to peruse the past projects pages.  We generally do not consider projects highly similar to those of the past five years.  If you have further questions visit our Artist information page or email us at program@ArtToGrowOn.com

School Chairpersons: Your service is invaluable! Our board meetings are held during the school year Sept - May at the United Methodist Church in San Pedro at 9am on the second Thursday of the month. The brochure above has the information or visit the Docent Information page for more info. In addition each school needs to sign and return a Letter of Understanding for each year as well as a check to reserve seats for their school in the project Workshops. Each docent seat for our workshops is $40/each and can be paid by the school, parent organization, or individual.

Docents: Welcome and thank you for volunteering in the Art to Grow On program! Check out the Docent Information page for more information on the program or download this year's brochure from above. I contains a list of projects and training dates.  If you are interested in becoming a docent in our program please contact your school. We also invite you to attend our volunteer appreciation luncheon in May as a thank you for your service!

Schools and Parents:  If your school is interested in joining the Art to Grow On family or if you are a parent interested in becoming a docent or aide for a school currently participating in our program please contact us at admin@arttogrownon.com.


Who we are
Art to Grow On is a non-profit, art enrichment organization that serves the creative development needs of school children in the greater Harbor area. Operated by parents and community volunteers, it was started in 1988 as a pilot program under Art at Your Fingertips, an art enrichment program in the Palos Verdes School District. Today, Art to Grow On’s staff of 150 volunteer “docents” brings artistic experiences to more than 8000 school children, grades K-8, in 17 public and private schools in San Pedro, Lomita and Rancho Palos Verdes.

Art to Grow On’s school year program consists of five projects designed by professional artists.  For each project, docents attend workshops where they receive instruction from the artist in how to present and teach the project to the children.

Can't get enough art?  Here are some wonderful programs for families and kids.  Many are free.
  • Kids under 18 get free memberships at LACMA, and there are free art classes for kids most Sundays during NextGEN Family Days.
  • Low cost, high values classes for kids and adults in art and more at our own art community at Angels Gate in San Pedro.
  • The Long Beach Museum of Art also hosts family art workshops and is a wonderful place to visit with it's view of the Pacific.

Of Special Interest

ATGO does good works - in schools and around the world. Our Amate Heritage project not only helped our kids look into their past but it also helped a small village in Mexico where ATGO purchased the special bark paper for this project. The purchase was large enough to sustain the village for months. Here is a video of the paper making process.