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WADA Artists create "Art Tubs" for local art teachers

15 Feb 2021 2:58 PM | Teresa Sullivan (Administrator)

WADA Youth Outreach to Local Elementary Schools in Collaboration with Foundation for a Healthy St. Pete

The Warehouse Arts District Association is wrapping up 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 headshot for all 15 commissioned artists involved as well as varied directions for each grade level and descriptions of each building. 

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

Royal Theater


Considering the impact of COVID on schools, our best hope is to launch the tubs for the Fall 2021 school year.

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