We're delighted to announce the relaunch of “Art in the Classroom” for Riverfield School 2022/2023!

We updated the schedule of artists, broadening the cultural reference points, revamping and simplifying presentation materials and planning for a fun interactive event in the Spring!         


What is Art in the Classroom? AIC is a PTA-supported program that introduces students to a broad roster of great artists and their works. It features 24 artists ranging from Van Gogh to Warhol, and from Renaissance style to Impressionism to Modernism. AIC is designed to inspire children to build a love and appreciation for art and to enjoy experimenting with different artistic expressions.

Why? Because programs like AIC are proven to help children develop a basis for visual literacy and collaborative interactions with peers while enriching their lives and the way they see the world. Everyone knows that Art is fun and AIC is a great opportunity for parents to get involved by helping kids develop an appreciation of art and explore different artistic techniques. 

How does it work? In collaboration with the teachers, parents go into the classroom to present workshop sessions discussing selected artists and leading craft projects with the children. There are four workshops per year, each featuring the most iconic work of the artist and an arts+crafts activity. It’s a terrific way to get involved and there is no requirement for any background in Art History. (Presentation material and Craft Outlines are provided in advance to parent volunteers).


How do I get started? There are four workshops throughout the year; Fall (November), Winter I (January), Winter II (February/March), and Spring (April).  AIC will provide a SignUpGenius link the month prior to each workshop. Once a volunteer signs up, the volunteer will reach out directly with the teacher to schedule the date and time for their AIC presentation. AIC will send an email to the volunteers with details for next steps, including the Padlet link with all the artist presentations.



Find below the SignUpGenius link for our final workshop of the year -  Spring.
There is 1 session per class to present an artist during April/May timeframe.
Once you sign up, please get in touch with your teacher to schedule
the date and time for your AIC presentation.


Also please don't forget to fill out and bring to school the
AIC is a PTA sponsored program, so please make sure your PTA membership is current in order to volunteer.  Reminder, PTA membership is annual so if you haven’t renewed your membership, please do so.

If you have any questions, please contact the AIC team  at


Thank you for volunteering! The kids LOVE art!


Stephanie Wilcox Darr

Annie Serlin

Alyssa Peterson