WADA Art Tubs Project
Outreach to Local Elementary Schools and the Boys & Girls Club of
America at the Royal Theater in Collaboration with Foundation for a
Healthy St. Pete
The Warehouse Arts District Association recently completed the development of WADA Art Tubs for selected K-5 art teachers to use in their classrooms to support their established curriculum. The project focuses on six art focused buildings in St. Petersburg with remarkable architecture.
“Tubs” exist for math and science and not yet for art. The goal is to provide an art experience that supports the established classroom structure by sharing WADA resources and highlighting the talent of 15 WADA member artists.
All will fit in a plastic tub, the size a 5-year-old can carry independently, with artisan crafted wooden blocks of various shapes and architectural details, natural finish and sealer for easy cleaning and disinfecting.
The four sides of each WADA Art Tub has a photograph, simple line drawing and artist rendering of each of the six art-focused St. Pete buildings. Each tub will include an artist statement and photo for all 15 commissioned artists involved as well as varied directions for each grade level and descriptions of each building.
The Art Tubs have now been distributed to 11 schools in Pinellas County and other organizations as of August 2021.
The art-focused inspiration buildings are:
Dali Museum Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum Museum of Fine Art
Museum of American Arts and Crafts Movement Palladium Royal Theater
The Art Tubs Assembled by the WADA Education Committee Members