About Us
Art Goes to School of Delaware Valley
Art Goes To School of Delaware Valley is the parent organization of our local Owen J Roberts Art Goes To School chapter. 
An organization run and staffed exclusively by volunteers, the nonprofit Art Goes To School has chapters in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
The  greater Art Goes To School membership gathers several times a year to share ideas and information.  We also visit various art venues (sometimes with free, exclusive access) to hear inspiring speakers discuss their art experiences! 

AGTS volunteers start each new school year by researching pieces from our rotating portfolios and presenting our findings to fellow members.  Then, we bring some of that knowledge back to the District's elementary classrooms in the form of Art Appreciation seminars.

But it's not all work- we have lots of fun, too!
AGTS of Delaware Valley hosts a number of exciting & enriching opportunities for its volunteers. 

Some past examples include: Member Networking Workshops; exclusive access to the Berman Museum , the PA Academy of Fine Arts and the African-American Museum; various lecture series at the Free Library; Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Trolley Tours; a "back-stage pass" to the Philadelphia Museum of Art to learn "The Story of Diana;" as well as chapter outings to the Reading Museum and the Barnes Foundation.

Recently, members assisted in painting a mural  for the Drake Theater in Philadelphia!
A variety of guest lecturers have also been featured, including:
  • Herman Silverman, founder of the Michener Museum and Head of the Silverman Gallery
  • Bucks County Impressionists, Jennifer Hansen Rolli & Alan Fetterman
  • Public Art Proponent, Artist and Teacher, Todd Marrone
  • Batik Artist and Humanitarian, Laura Cohen
  • Education Project Coordinator of the  Philadelphia Museum of Art, Steve Wills
  • Photographer and Researcher, Andrea Baldek
  • Artistrator and Watercolorist, E.B. Lewis
  • Customized Lectures & Tours at  Brandywine River Museum, The Barnes Foundation and the Berman Museum at Ursinus College
  • OJR Chapter outing to Reading Public Museum for the Keith Haring exhibit
  • Lecture and Book Signing with Bucks County Artist Jennifer Hansen Rolli
Art Goes to School of Delaware Valley