"What would we do without the Euphrat? Our schoolchildren learn so much when they go to the museum and when Euphrat Artist/Teachers come here. The staff and artists are helpful, sensitive, and inspiring. I look forward to more collaboration with this wonderful institution."
| Dale Jones, Nimitz Elementary School Principal
"It takes a lot to pry a 10 year old out of Super Nintendo for an hour, let alone 10 weeks, but your program did it. Fantastic! You are appreciated!! Glad to see personally, as a fine arts alumni at De Anza, that my son is experiencing the talent also, that Euphrat has to offer! Bravo!"
"The art classes gave me more resources and time to express myself. My favorite project was the one where I was able to honor my grandmother and father. Since taking this class I draw and write poetry a lot more. It really helped my mind to be more creative."
| Vanessa, 7th grade, Columbia Middle School
"I learned that in art you can keep going and change something that you think is a mistake. Then you can be even happier that you made a mistake into something beautiful."
Art Program enables professional artists
to conduct yearlong art classes for third through
eight grade students at several Sunnyvale schools
with high numbers of at-risk youth. Over 2,900 student-hours
of free after-school art instruction were provided.
School Recess Camp is a new program started in 2010 in partnership with Columbia Neighborhood Center and the City of Sunnyvale’s Department of Community Services. About 910 student hours of art instruction were provided.
- Fee-Based After-School
Program serves seven Cupertino Union School
District schools and provided over 2,550 student-hours
- Teaching Tours
are arranged for school children during major Euphrat
exhibitions. Over 600 students participated in field
trips facilitated by Euphrat artist/teachers.
- Extended Year
Program is offered in several Cupertino Union
School District elementary and middle schools. Around
13,100 student hours of during-school instruction were provided.
After-school and weekend art classes are offered in partnership with the Quinlan Community Center in Cupertino. Over 7,000 student hours of instruction were provided.
- Arts & Schools
Program Community Exhibitions and Events
enables elementary school students to grow in self-esteem
through public recognition of their work. We have
placed rotating exhibits throughout the year at
elementary and middle schools, the Cupertino Fall Festival,
the Cherry Blossom Festival in Cupertino, and other
community venues. An estimated 11,000 people viewed
- Annual Collaborative
Art Project addresses community themes. For
example, the mural Our Sunnyvale Community: Growth and Unity
in nearby Fair Oaks Park combines images of play and cooperation, with images of City Hall and Community Gardens.