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VPA Visual Art Program K-12

has created some challenges for all of us in the visual and performing arts. Nonetheless, we have worked hard to persevere. Please, enjoy the following link to this years Mill Creek MetroParks UNITY PROJECT (VIRTUAL EDITION). Thank you to everyone who was able to participate during these unprecedented times. 

2020-2021 Unity Project - Mill Creek MetroParks

- Tracy Schuler Vivo

VPA visual art classes are provided for all students in grades K-12. High school courses are electives . Students have opportunities to create in a respective arts discipline in classroom experiences, discuss the art being studied and evaluate their works and the work of others. This approach helps students develop and articulate personal arts philosophies.

Art work is displayed in building hallways and offices. Individual schools hold art shows at their respective schools, in community venues and local libraries.

2019-2020 Past Visual Art Events

YCSD VPA Unity Project - Fellows Riverside Gardens Jan. 11th - February 9th, 2020
"UNITY THROUGH NATURE" - Exhibit on Display at the Weller Gallery at Fellows Riverside Gardens Davis Education Center
The YCSD VPA Unity Project is an art exhibit featuring the collaborative efforts of VPA visual art students in grades K-12 throughout the Youngstown City School District. The project symbolizes "building unity" through the collaborative painting process. Each VPA painting features a collective unified vision or message by the students and features the work of each and every visual art student in the building led by their art teacher. The paintings are accompanied by poignant quotes regarding unity provided by the students which were collected during the creative process.Once again this school year we are excited to announce participation from a number of schools throughout the Tri-County area including Poland, Austintown, Liberty, Lowellville, Struthers, Lordstown, Campbell, YSU and KSU.... For further information regarding the VPA Unity Project contact Tracy Schuler Vivo; Director of Visual and Performing Arts at 330.744.8830 or at
Reception: D.D. and Velma Davis Education Center - January 11th 1PM

K-12 VPA District-Wide Annual Art Show in May at the Main Public Library 
March 20th - April 2nd
April 2nd- Reception 5PM
A VPA District-Wide adjudicated show is held each spring at the Main Library with entrants from all grade levels. Winners receive ribbons and certificates at a public reception for parents and the community, hosted by the library. 

Each August visual art work by VPA visual art students in grades K-12 is featured at the Canfield Fair for judging. This school year many of our students took home ribbons for their art work!

“Every child is an artist, the problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up”

-Pablo Picasso 

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