THE ECCLES COMMUNITY ART CENTER
2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401
Located in the historic home of David & Bertha Eccles in Ogden's historic Jefferson District. The ECAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to a continued effort to stimulate interest, foster awareness and provide education in all visual and performing arts.
"Art to Go"
The outreach program "Art to Go" is designed for elementary school students with a special emphasis toward the fourth grade using art concepts from the Utah State Curriculum Guide. This program has been very successful and is in increasing demand by local school districts. During 1993, the first year, our well-trained volunteer docents gave 27 classroom presentations in Weber County schools.
Art Center docents take original works of art into the classroom conducting a 30 - 45 minute discussion with students. The pictures in each packet are from the Art Center's permanent collection, and are supplemented with reproduction works from "Picturing America" a poster packet made available from the National Endowment for the Humanities . A lesson plan and suggested follow-up activities are provided to the teachers. The schools, for a one-week mini exhibition, may borrow the original works of art if a safe place is available for display. We find that the students are particularly excited and eager to talk about the original works of art and that the students are very pleased to have individuals from the community show an interest in them and their school.
Themes of packets presently available are:
1. Point of View 5. Color 9. Landscapes
2. Let's Face It (portraits) 6. Abstract Art 10. Still Life
3. Sculptures (hands on activity) 7. Textures in Art
4. Hidden Secrets (symbolism) 8. Animals in Art
"Art at the Center”
This educational program has been established for students visiting the Eccles Community Art Center. Students and their teachers are provided with a docent-led tour of the art center’s gallery, explore with an artist or art center staff member a hands-on art activity, and are introduced by a trained docent or an arts educator to a basic art concepts associated with the art center’s outreach packets.
Since its establishment in September 2008, this program has been popular with charter and home school students. Public school children have been invited and have also participated.
"Art in the Classroom"
An educational program to take art lessons taught by local producing artists into Elementary School classrooms allowing the students to explore basic art concepts along with the idea that art may be a profession they may wish to explore. The ECAC staff has been working with local artists and the members of the Palette Club of Ogden. This project to date has been more successful than we expected. Weber County RAMP, and the Weber School District Foundation have assisted with funding.
Call a member of the ECAC staff at (801) 392-6935 to make arrangements for a docent visit, art in the classroom visit or a trip to the center. Please give two weeks advance notice.
The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation has provided the Eccles Community Art Center with funding to create and distribute blank sketchbooks to students in Ogden and Weber County School Districts. The ECAC staff provided the sketchbooks to students participating in "Art in the Classroom" project.
"Ogden Doddle Book"
Ogden Doodle Books will be filled with Ogden themed and adult-age appropriate coloring, improvisation, and drawing activities designed by local high school and Weber State art and language arts students. Each page will provide a fun way to exercise motor and memory skills while educating the "doodler" about Ogden's history and culture. Volunteers from local high schools, Weber State University, and the community will take Ogden Doodle Books and colored pencils to living centers around the Weber County and Ogden City areas. They will work on their own doodle books alongside the tenants while providing encouragement and good company. Benefits are expected for both volunteers and tenants, the least of which will be an open dialog. Books and colored pencils will be left so interested participants may continue to work with the Doodle books on their own. Weber County RAMP funding has been requested.
Ogden’s Public Art Brochure
The staff of the Eccles Community Art Center created a tri-fold color brochure of Ogden’s Public Art with map, pictures and definitions using funds from the Utah Division of Arts & Museums. Brochures have been made available to local elementary students.
Join the ECAC members then receive membership benefits: discounts on ECAC classes, receive invitations to ECAC events and exhibits, receive the ECAC newsletter and class schedules, and know that your annual donation supports the operations of the Eccles Community Art Center.
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