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Martinez Arts Association awards $2,000 to local schools

Kindergartners at Morello Park Elementary School (Clara Wojcik in front left) with their teacher, Janine Reed, one of this year’s recipients of the grants. (MARTINEZ ARTS ASSOCIATION / Courtesy)
Kindergartners at Morello Park Elementary School (Clara Wojcik in front left) with their teacher, Janine Reed, one of this year’s recipients of the grants. (MARTINEZ ARTS ASSOCIATION / Courtesy)

MARTINEZ, Calif. – The Martinez Arts Association (MAA) recently awarded approximately $2,000 in grants to 12 local teachers to fund art projects in their classrooms.

Teachers requested funds to support projects such as murals, tiles, and even butcher paper for “mummification” of students. Students will get supplies for Digital Arts, as well as drawing boards, sketchpads, easels, paint, and videos.

MAA donates 15 percent of its sales from the Gallery toward these grants, and this year funds were supplemented by Shell Martinez Refinery. Supporting art in the schools is a primary mission of the Arts Association. The grants support teachers and help students benefit with enhanced classroom activities.

For more information about MAA, visit www.martinezarts.org.

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