Get Involved!

Five simple ways to bring more art into kids' lives:

  • Participate in activities with your child: sing, play music, read, dance, draw!
  • ​Encourage your child's participation in arts activities in and out of school.
  • Read together! Visit the library and find books on inspiring figures from history, artists, explorers, inventors, athletes, and more!
  • Find local cultural events to attend together. Get involved in your community!
  • Volunteer!​ Donate time, supplies or money to help keep arts education in TUSD!


​Thank you Templeton Families!

Thank you to all who responded to the ART for Children Back to School donation request last fall. Donations raised will help keep art alive in Templeton K-5 schools.

What's new?

ART4Children is bringing back the North County Day Camp for Summer 2019! We have recruited some great instructors to bring exciting new life to the summer camp classes. We have Art, Board Games, Crafts, Cooking, Drama, Go Pro Fun, Lego Engineering, Wild Card, and a class for the Kinders!

Enrollment is open soon! Stay tuned.  


We accept donations year-round to fund ART's efforts in keeping art alive in the schools. ART4Children is a non-profit 501(c)3, and 100% of the funds raised go back to the program. 

Thank you for your support!

3rd Grade Quotes

"I like art because there are no limits."

"I like art because you can use your imagination."

"I love art because there are really cool textures, and it's beautiful to see different kinds of pictures."

"I like art because it's fun to draw and create fun things."

"I like art because it's interesting, and you can make cool stuff."

A word with Lauren Birkhahn,

Art Docent at VES

​Lauren has kept a dizzying pace, spinning California State Visual Arts Content Standards into fun and engaging lessons for our students. These lessons introduce concepts of color theory, development of visual rhythm, understanding human proportion, and creating emphasis with color and composition—just for starters!
Ms. Birkhahn earned a BFA in Art and Design from Cal Poly and has five years experience teaching art. You might be familiar with her public art piece, The Radiant Reading Oak, a collaborative fiber art sculpture she designed for the Atascadero Children’s Library.

Lauren says she enjoys teaching art because she loves “seeing all students reap the benefits that art education offers, opening up worlds of understanding and opportunity for life long learning.”  She enjoys “preparing hands-on lessons that offer a learning experience, process, and the potential for a great result.” She finds it rewarding that the students at VES are eager, enthusiastic and appreciative of their time in the art studio!

Artwork is always changing! if you are on campus, be sure to stop in to view the artwork decorating the walls in room C1.




Serving grades K-6 in North County!

Held at VES Campus

Session 1: June 24-27

Session 2: August 5-8


Enroll now! 

ART4Children Volunteer Board of Directors​:

President, Gina Taylor
                  Vice President, Vanessa Tolley                    
Secretary, Lauri Coalwell
Treasurer, Stacy Enoch

We would love your input!
Send us an email with your ART4Children suggestions!

PO Box 1599, Templeton CA 93465 

Non-Profit Tax ID# 80-0428192