A special THANK YOU to our premier sponsor
Dr. Justin Piasecki
The Skin Cancer Center

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School District

Bruce Murdock
Scholarship Fund

Peninsula Hands On Art
P.O. Box 2024
Gig Harbor. WA 98335

Peninsula Hands On Art is proud to be celebrating 10 years and over 80,000 art projects in the greater Gig Harbor area! THANK YOU for your support!.

Our Mission

To create a community of young artists that embraces the artistic talents of each individual child.

Our Vision

To provide an all-district elementary art program that educates and engages children in art history and technique while encouraging the talents of each child. peninsulahandsonart@gmail.com

Thank You

Thanks to all of the organizations, businesses and individuals who have generously donated to make Peninsula Hands On Art happen.

Premier Sponsor
Dr. and Mrs. Justin Piasecki / The Skin Cancer Center

Grant Sponsors
Peninsula School District
Peninsula Schools Education Foundation

Picasso Sponsors: $1,000 - $3,000
Galaxy Theaters*
Doug and Kerri Danstrom
Bruce and Carol Murdock

Rembrandt Sponsors: $300 - $999
Rotary Club of Gig Harbor North
Greg and Kristin Nordquist

Warhol Sponsors: $50 - $299
Rachel Aest
Erin Farquhar
Aaron and Rebecca Leicht
Steve and Karen Smith
Timothy and Lauren Atwill
David and Michelle Throubridge
Bryan Padberg
The Law Offices of Ralph Flick
Hannah Heilman
Brett and Jodie Ehler
John and Janice Paulson
Andy and Karyn Fritze
Baker Family
Doug and Shellie Wornell
Louise Coats
Danny and Diane Sobba
Margeret Timmons
Richard Brown
Mark and Mary Sturgis
Kurt Liebel
The Scott Family
Charles Baker
Josh and Cheri Wagoner
Grandview Therapeutic Massage
Timothy and Lauren Atwill
Karen Barrett
Suzanne Thomas
Jodi Ehler
Jason and Holly Trader
Jody Leverett
Matt and Keita Marnell
Jessica and Regan Quan
Bill and Tina McKail
Heidi Seymour
Eric and Bradie Kvinsland
Erin Farquhar
Jessica Yasenchack
Charles and Joan Zartman

*In Kind Services

Principal Quotes

"Hands On Art is a FABULOUS program! It combines artistic skill and talent from our local artisans with the generous teaching abilities of parents and volunteers so that all our elementary students are able to experience unique quality art instruction. Our students and teachers love this enriching program and we extend our heartfelt thanks to those who organize it and those who financially support it."
-- Patty McClelland / Principal, Voyager Elementary

"As I walk around the school and see the various projects students are working on, I see smiles and creativity in the making. Parents helping are a key factor and the end result is a team effort to keep art in our schools. PHOA is valuable and to have someone (you!) take the initiative to keep it here is welcomed."
-- Mary Godwin-Austen / Principal, Harbor Heights Elementary

"Peninsula Hands On Art provides high-quality artistic experiences for every child in our school. We are so grateful to our docents for sharing their time and talents with us." -- Kathy Weymiller / Principal, Artondale Elementary School

"Hands On Art has been a hit at Vaughn. The teachers appreciate the quality projects, the art concepts taught and the strong community / volunteer support. The students enjoy the opportunity to learn specific art concepts and the chance to express themselves creatively. Everyone loves the wonderful student work on display."
-- Michael Benoit / Past Principal at Vaughn Elementary

"Peninsula Hands On Art has made it possible for every student in the school to experience art in a meaningful way. It has been great to see the excitement and enthusiasm from the students when they are participating in the projects. The involvement of the volunteers as docents is a natural fit here at Discovery where we have amazing parents and community members helping out every day."
-- David Brooks / Discovery Elementary

"As superintendent, I can say without hesitation, that this unique group of local artists and community members are heroes when it comes to dedicated service to our students. Their passion, energy and vision to engage our elementary students in an appreciation of art history, mixed media and much more is unmatched."
-- Terry Bouck / Past Superintendent Peninsula School District

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"What I liked best about Hands on Art was getting to use all the different materials. In art you can do anything you want."
-- 3rd Grade