Welcome to another year of wonderful art projects!  Art To Grow On will be partying all year this year with five wonderful projects that celebrate art and the artist in us all in our year of Celebration of Art.  We will also begin planning for the next two academic years so Artists we want to see your projects!

Get ready for next year's great projects with 
Nature's Inspirations!

Information on our program

Interested Artists: We had a great art selection process this past spring and have five great projects to offer our schools for the next two years.  Feel free to peruse the past projects pages.  We generally do not consider projects highly similar to those of the past five years. Our next project selection process will be held in spring 2017.  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 Boys and Girls Club of 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.

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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.

The San Pedro Boys’ & Girls’ Club serves as the host for all Art to Grow On workshops and Executive Board meetings. 

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.