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We are always looking for helpers! If you'd like to help in the art classroom please download and fill out a VIP form or visit our Main Office.  You can also contact Mrs. Rumion directly.
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Art Studio

The SmART Start at Stevenson Elementary School is the only comprehensive elementary art program in our school district. All 700 Stevenson students (TK-5) receive process oriented visual arts lessons every 2 weeks throughout the school year.  Our program has helped students to develop fine motor skills, develop self-expression, problem solving skills, critical thinking, strategies for working through frustration and, so much more.  Teachers, parents, and students are all invested in the work of our art studio. In our pilot year the program won 4 awards, has extended to training at 2 additional schools, inspired 5 CSULB interns, and hosted numerous visitors. Our funding is uncertain for 2020-2021, we welcome donations and support.


2019 - 2020 school year

Our focus this year is exploring the connection between art and math. Our units for the year are:

Shape Bilateral Symmetry Radial Symmetry
• Geometric Plane Shape
• Geometric Solid Shape
• Organic Shape

• Portraits
• Mask-making

• Mandalas

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2020 Virtual Art Show

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Donate to the Art Studio

Want to donate? There are several options.

The Long Beach Education Foundation now accepts secure online donations to the program of your choice. Make sure to elect "Stevenson - The SmART Start" from the Designation drop down. 

You can donate to the PTA and specify the funds go to the Art Studio.

You can buy supplies needed. Our current wish list is:
- HP 63XL Ink Cartridge Tri-color F6U63AN

- HP 63XL Ink Cartridge Black F6U64AN

- Clorox disinfecting wipes

- Spectra PAC58560BN Deluxe Bleeding Art Tissue, 5 Madras Patterns 12" x 18", 50 Sheets Per Pack, 2 Packs

- Do A Dot Art! Markers 6-Pack Rainbow Washable Paint Markers, The Original Dot Marker

- Play-Doh Modeling Compound Schoolpack

- Sargent Art 22-2806 Fluorescent Acrylic Paint Set, 4 Ounce, 6-Pack

- .5 in x 60 ft (PER ROLL!) 5-Pack UV Blacklight Reactive Fluorescent/Neon Party Tape

- Durably Woven Lanyards 3 x 4 Horizontal ID Badge Holders (25 Pack, Black)

- Cordless Glue Gun