News & Events
Apr 30, 2016
ArtsBank Receives a Steam Power WV Grant
Recently ArtsBank teaching Artists have been at Third Ward Elementary school connecting students with the artisty and scientific explorations of Leonardo DaVinci. This program is supported with a grant from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History's STEAM Power West Virginia program. It was tailored to fit the needs of Third Ward Elementary School and to integrate the sciences and arts in exciting and innovative classroom enviornment.
Mar 1, 2016
2016 ArtsBank Auction raises money for art education
ELKINS - Local artists, students, parents, local residents and art supporters gathered Saturday at the Beverly fire hall in Beverly WV to raise funds for ArtsBank Inc.
Art education in Randolph County elementary schools was eliminated many years ago, so the community has gathered together to raise money for experiential art experience in the hope to provide an artistic enviornment for the students to thrive. The annual ArtsBank Auction is the main fundraiser for this program that provides hands-on art experiences for students, ...
Feb 3, 2016
ArtsBank artists present at The Elkins Rotary Club
Arts Bank Teaching artists, Sarah Ferguson and Kylie Proudfoot-Payne along with Board President, Scottie Wiest attended the Elkins Rotary meeting to give a brief presentation on the state of Arts Bank, a brief description of the programs currently in progress in the county and experiential origami lesson inspired by a collaborative lesson of Sarah and Akiko's. The Rotarians created their own origami and enjoyed the interactive experience.
Mar 2, 2014
2014 ArtsBank Auction raises $15,000 for education
Published February 24, 2014 By Beth Christian Broschart Staff Writer , The Inter-Mountain
ELKINS - Local artists, students, parents, local residents and art supporters gathered Saturday at the Elks Club in Elkins, raising funds for ArtsBank during the annual auction.
Art education in Randolph County elementary schools was eliminated many years ago, so for 22 years, folks have gathered to raise money for art experiences in hopes of helping students become artistically literate individuals. The annual ArtsBank Auction is the main fundraiser for this program that provides hands-on art experiences for students, including those at the West Virginia Children's Home in Elkins. ...
Jan 3, 2014
19th Annual Artsbank Auction Date Announced
The 19th Annual ArtsBank Auction will be held Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Elks Country Club Lodge. Doors will open at 7:00 pm and the auction will start at 8:00 pm. You may purchase tickets through PayPal, or by contacting Rachel Montgomery. Tickets are also available at the door the night of the auction. Read more about donating to this event of learn how to purchase tickets.
Oct 15, 2013
"The Arts and the Earth" Program at The Mountain Institute
In a unique educational collaboration with ArtsBank and Tygarts Valley Middle School, seventh graders from Tygarts Valley spent three days on Spruce Knob with scientists, artists and teachers. ArtsBank, Inc. designed and planned the field trip The Arts and the Earth based on a pilot project implemented last year. While on Spruce Knob, the students learned about our mountain home, its geology and culture. Read more about the 2013 program.
Jul 25, 2013
2013 ArtsBank Teaching Artist Workshop Held
Presented at the Randolph County Board Of Education Office onThursday, July 25, 20132013 by Virginia Hicks. This training session covered: Managing time wisely: Lesson Planning/formats, teaching across the curriculum, Integrating Visual Art CSOs and WV Next Gen./Common Core Standards, school-wide behavior management programs, classroom management techniques, managing supplies while traveling on cart, teaching in someone else’s room, and sample art lessons.
Sep 16, 2012
“The Arts & The Earth” Pilot Project
We have had the unique opportunity during the 2012-13 school year, to begin an intensive “Earth and Arts” program at The Mountain Institute (TMI) at Spruce Knob combining outdoor experiences, science, language, and art. Two of our teaching artists – along with a geologist, the TMI staff, Harman School teachers, and volunteers – were able to instruct over 25 seventh grade students in studying, documenting, and evaluating the topography of the highest mountain in the state. Students completed sketches, journaling, performances, installations, printmaking, and painting during the three-day, two-night pilot program.