Coordinator's Blog

2016-17 GRACE Art is shaping up

posted Sep 26, 2016, 7:16 PM by GRACE Art

It's going to be another fun year with GRACE Art at Ravensworth! From papel picado to architecture to photography to sculpture, we'll be learning about a lot of different media. Come learn with us. The best way to learn something is to teach it. Come teach (we call it docent) or assist with a session in your child's class. 

Ms. Ruiz-Ramon's Class Brightens Kiss-N-Ride

posted Mar 16, 2016, 7:30 AM by GRACE Art

Great work guys!

If you haven't visited the Lake Accotink Park portion of this project, you're missing out! 

Check it out now through May 2 on the Lake Accotink Park Trial, at the entrance located near the Ellet St. and Inverchapel St. intersection.

Art in the Park, Ravensworth Style

posted Mar 4, 2016, 6:33 AM by GRACE Art

Our March GRACE Art session is finally underway! Ravensworth E.S. students will be studying Public Art and creating a school-wide public art display in Lake Accotink Park. The installation runs now through April 1, and their art will be on display until May 2. 

Many thanks to Lake Accotink Park for supporting this project!

What: Ravensworth E.S. Art in the Park
Where: Lake Accotink Park Trail @ the Inverchapel Rd./Ellet Rd. Entrance
When: March 2 - May 1

16 Ravens to Exhibit Art

posted Feb 16, 2016, 9:29 AM by GRACE Art

I am very excited to announce that artwork from 16 of our Ravens has been selected for inclusion in the 2016 GRACE Art Exhibit: Cultivating a Creative Community! Exhibit details, including dates and times for the Opening Reception and Family Day, are below. 

Congratulations Alyssa, Ashley, Ava, Ben, Cade, Connor, Isabella, Leo, Lucas, Luke, Mia, Mira, Nathan, Ruban, Tyler, and William!

FEBRUARY 25 – MARCH 5, 2016

The GRACE Art exhibition features selected works from students from schools participating in the Center’s signature art education program, GRACE Art. Over 40 area schools participate in this program, in which classroom volunteers deliver an interactive art history lesson with visuals followed by an engaging hands-on art project designed to reinforce the lesson. Selected student projects from participating schools will be presented at the GRACE gallery, promoting the impact of this important visual art literacy program.

Opening Reception: February 27, 5-7pm
Family DayMarch 5, 12-3pm

Public Art on the Horizon!

posted Feb 9, 2016, 8:36 AM by GRACE Art   [ updated Feb 9, 2016, 8:36 AM ]

GRACE Art Ravensworth has exciting plans to to create a school-wide Public Art project in Lake Accotink Park. 

Art installation begins in March 2016 and will continue throughout the month!

More details to come...

Photo courtesy of Brian Flynn's HGTV post "How to Wrap a Tree in Yarn for the Holidays."

GRACE Summer Camps Open for Registration!

posted Feb 1, 2016, 8:05 AM by GRACE Art


GRACE Summer Art Camp sessions are designed to take advantage of what GRACE does best: providing direct learning experiences centered on the visual arts. We focus on many aspects of art-making, encouraging  children to  expand their artistic vocabulary and creativity through hands-on art activities taught by professional art educators. Children experience exciting themes exploring the visual arts in tandem with science, art history and yoga!

Click HERE for more information or to register your little Raven.

GRACE Art is back this February with Paul Klee!

posted Jan 11, 2016, 1:16 PM by GRACE Art

"A line is a dot that went for a walk." ~ Paul Klee

Klee, Fish MagicOil and watercolor on canvas, 1925

Thanksgiving Card Finalists

posted Oct 20, 2015, 10:02 AM by GRACE Art

It's official! The finalists for Ravensworth's submission to the 11th Annual K-3 Thanksgiving Card Contest have been selected. 
There will be a reception for all participants at Greater Reston Arts Center on Nov 17th at 6pm. Keep your eyes peeled for an official invitation! The below five submissions will be reviewed by K-3 and GRACE Art to determine the final winners of the contest.
Here are Ravensworth's finalists in no particular order:
Paul Long

Mira Shrivastava

Allyson Nguyen

Ethan Nguyen

Natalie Goff

The 11th Annual Thanksgiving Card Challenge is Here!

posted Oct 5, 2015, 1:55 PM by GRACE Art   [ updated Oct 6, 2015, 8:46 AM ]

Once again, K3 Construction Group is teaming up with Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) to sponsor a Thanksgiving Card Challenge among schools in the northern Virginia region. This is the eleventh year that K3 has sponsored this program to select artwork that will be featured on their annual Thanksgiving card.

The young artist who best interprets the Thanksgiving theme will receive a gift card, 100 cards to send to family and friends, and best of all, the selected artwork will be featured as the K3 Thanksgiving card and will be mailed to over 1,000 of the area's leading businesses and associations! In addition, the young artist's school will receive a donation from K3. Certificates of Merit will be presented to second and third place.

If your RAVEN would like to participate in this year's Thanksgiving Card Challenge, please submit his or her Thanksgiving Card artwork to your teacher by Tuesday, October 13, 2015!

Each entry must be on 8 1/2 X 11" paper and include the below attached form.


GRACE Art Ravensworth will select 5 finalists to be submitted to be reviewed by a committee of K3 employees, GRACE employees, and GRACE Board of Directors to select the most imaginative interpretation of the Thanksgiving theme. There will be a reception for all participants on Tuesday, November 17th at 6pm at Greater Reston Arts Center. Invitations will be sent to all participants, art teachers, principals, and GRACE Art Coordinators.

Have fun creating your Thanksgiving Card artwork and GOOD LUCK!! :)

*Pictured artwork is the 2012 Winning artwork for K3 Thanksgiving card by Patrick Nappi.*

GRACE 5K Race!

posted Sep 22, 2015, 11:49 AM by GRACE Art

Free Family Art activities provided by GRACE.
Don't miss it!  Registration is discounted through Oct 15th.

When:           Saturday, October 24, 2015

Time:            5K Race 8:30 a.m.,  1K Fun Run 9:30 a.m.  

Location:      Reston Town Center

Event:           Timed 5K (art-inspired costumes optional!) with prizes for top finishers and best costumes

Click here for more info. 

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