Call for Volunteer Art Teachers - 10 week programs - Salem schools

 I am the Career Services and Outreach Coordinator for LEAP for Education. LEAP for Education helps low-income and first generation college students succeed in high school and graduate from college prepared to pursue a successful career that matches their strengths and passions. As part of that mission, we have determined it is important to reach out to students as early as middle school to begin getting students interested in various career opportunities. I am reaching out to the Danvers Art Association concerning a program LEAP is facilitating at the Collins Middle School., in Salem. During the 2018 Spring Semester, community instructors will lead 90-minute mini courses for 10 weeks at Collins Middle School (29 Highland Ave, Salem). We had a very successful first semester that culminated in a fun and inspiring Showcase that included judging from Mayor Driscoll, Representative Tucker and Superintedent Ruiz. We were very excited with the outcome of the first Expanding Horizons. There are three curricula to choose from, but I am sending the Art description as I feel that is what you would be most interested in: Art – Salem is a thriving and vibrant city filled with art in many forms – painted utility boxes, murals on downtown buildings, and public art installments like plastic bag jellyfish. Many students chose Art and we are scheduling 7 classes, with 15-20 students in each class. We will need 7 lead teachers and 7 assistant teachers. The lead teacher must have some experience in visual art and the assistant teachers just need an interest in art. All teachers must be excited about teaching young minds. LEAP will be developing the curriculum and it will be largely a visual arts (painting, drawing, designing collages, printmaking, etc) curriculum. We will do local field trips, bring in local artists and collaborate with the Salem Arts community.The session will culminate in a presentation of their art at the LEAP Elective Showcase, where students’ favorite pieces will be exhibited around a common theme. This opportunity is great for anyone who enjoys working with students and would like to give back to the community. Not interested in leading one of these classes, but would consider assisting? Let us know! The more mentors the better in a middle school class! Program objectives: Help students build their 21st century skills, make college and career connections, and develop positive relationships with adults. THE SCHEDULE Mondays and/or Wednesdays 2:00-3:30PM Classes will meet February 26th – May 17th with a final Showcase on Thursday, May 24th VOLUNTEER DESCRIPTION Lead the class that interests you! Use curriculum and lesson plans already developed by LEAP staff. Planning support and classroom management support to be provided by LEAP staff and school day staff and paraprofessionals. LEAP will arrange guest speakers and field trips that align with the three themes of the class. LEAP will provide all supplies within the budget. If you are interested or have any further questions please contact Nancy Napolitano,, 978-740-6667/112 Thank you in advance for your consideration I truly appreciate it. I would appreciate if you could share this with your membership. Best Regards, Nancy Napolitano 


Danvers Art Association Membership Form 2017 (pdf)


Space available at the Library

Are you interested in displaying your work at the Peabody Institute Library in Danvers? We are looking for people to exhibit for the two month periods. You could do it jointly with someone else if you prefer. Many people visit the library each day and this is a great way for your work to be seen. Call Paul Meinerth at (978) 774-4454 for more information or email him at 

Become a part of Gallery 62


Would you like to become a gallery member and have the chance to display and sell your work? If you are already a gallery member, would you like to be the featured artist for a month? Contact Rebecca Prescott at (978) 741-0847 or at if you are interested in either of these.  Check out our page Gallery 62

We want to learn from you!

Want to teach drawing, watercolor, acrylic, pastel or oil painting classes at the DAA? Call Roberta Burgess to discuss at 978-927-3432 

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In Memory - Sally Rothman

 The Danvers Art Association is sorry to hear of the passing of longtime member and past DAA President Sally Rothman. Sally was a talented watercolor and oil artist, and a friend to all.
Sally was also an active member of the National Head Injury Association. She helped found Temple Beth Shalom of Peabody, was President of the Sisterhood, and was a very active member of the temple for many years.

Donations in Sally's name may be made to the Danvers Art Scholarship for local youth pursuing a college degree in the visual arts (checks may be made out to the Danvers Art Association, 105 Elliott Street, Danvers MA 01923, MEMO: "Sally Rothman, Danvers Art Scholarship"), or to
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In Memory - Virginia Hill

Former DAA President and longtime member Virginia Hill has passed away. She was a talented artist and a great friend to all of us. We will miss her dearly.