About Us

Our mission at Children’s Art Network is to deliver engaging art experiences to children in the Shenandoah Valley Region of Virginia.   “Art will make your students think. Virtually every event in history or great work of literature can be beautifully paired with a work of art that will bring your idea home.” ~Brenda Papke, […]

For Teachers

Welcome teachers! This page is a resource for teachers of Augusta County and Cities of Staunton and Waynesboro elementary schools located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia who are interested in participating in our Traveling Studio Program.   Registration is open for 2017-18, our 24th year of presenting our Traveling Studio Programs! Hurry, space is limited […]


Local Events Annual Art in Bloom Auction — 2018 date to be announced This is an annual event to help raise money for Children’s Art Network. Participating artists transform second-hand furniture and accessories into one-of-a-kind artworks. In addition, the auction features an exciting array of artwork from many local artists along with donated merchandise and […]

Our Programs

The Traveling Studio Program is a field trip that travels to the students
  • The Traveling Studio Program offers ten different programs that teach elementary school children about history, geography, and science through the use of art in their very own classrooms. Our programs have proven to be very effective in aiding classroom teachers and students in their SOL studies.
  • All programs have been designed to provide a rewarding, creative addition to existing classroom curriculum and support the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs).

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  • Ancient Greece

    Students will travel back in time and become Greek artisans. They will create Greek coins, “carve” their very own Greek columns and design their own discus (using traditional Greek designs) to be used for a future Olympic event. They will also participate in a human timeline and a Greek play complete with costumes and Greek […]

  • Ancient China

    Learn about the beauty and mystery of ancient Chinese culture. Students will learn about the first Emperor of China, see a life-sized version of the famous 2,000 year-old terracotta soldier, a good luck dragon and examine a Chinese Painting set. Participants will create Chinese Opera masks, good luck dragons and great pan hats using authentic […]

  • Bookmaking

    For Our Youngest Readers and Artists! Here’s a chance for the youngest hands to make a one-of-a-kind book to take home and treasure. Each participant will make an accordion book that will feature an exploration of printmaking with found objects and by drawing, watercolor resist and collage techniques. This project is designed so that every […]

  • Color it Windy

    An Exploration of Color and Weather through Art The weather has never been so fun! Your instructor will arrive with rain stick in hand and exciting art projects in mind. We’ll use fine art reproductions in our weather forecasts and talk about weather legend and lore. Each budding artist/meteorologist will create a skyscraper snow scene, […]