Art In Action Day

Each year, Avoca West hosts an Art in Action as a way to help students develop creativity, critical thinking, self-expression and cultural awareness through various art curriculum. Students from K to 5th grade master an art project under the guidance of a local artist and parent volunteers get to help out. Past year’s art stations included hands-on experience with watercolors, abstract acrylic painting, still life, digital portraits, jewelry making, dance, glow stick photography, mask painting and collage scrapbooking.

Every year, local artists partner with Art in Action. Last year’s artists included:

Karisma Dance Company - Karly Walchli

For dance classes and summer camp options visit

Glenview School of Arts - Dong Joo Kang & Bridget Halloran

Learn more about art techniques at various afterschool class options and summer camps at

Mary Gaspar - Our very own Avoca parent and artist. View her beautiful work at

Spark Your Art - Ellen Gradman

And to the following Avoca parents and staff that also partnered with Art in Action:

Michele Rowe

Veronica Vyazovsky

Steve Brown

Kelly Sabatini

David Hoffheimer

Barbara Vogelstein