About Golden Road Arts
Golden Road Arts provides hands-on art lessons by Oregon artists. These video or livestream instructional sessions include accompanying lesson plans that follow state educational guidelines. Golden Road Arts is committed to providing free access to art instruction and to connecting children in grades Kindergarten through 5 with low-cost or free access to associated art materials and tools.
One upcoming event is a July and August 2021 instructional series of 16 live art lessons in conjunction with the Hillsboro Library tied to the summer reading program in Hillsboro Parks.
A secondary goal of Golden Road Arts is to support the appreciation and acquisition of Northwest art by art lovers and patrons of the arts. A purchase of any artwork shown online at Golden Road Arts will include a commission to our website to fund continued free art education as a portion of our philanthropic mission. Curated by Northwest artists for discriminating collectors, our gallery section includes original art by artists who have exhibited and shared their work here and abroad. The artists represent a cross-section of Northwestern art in various media and materials.
“Golden Road Arts has produced 25 art teaching videos in the past 15 months for teachers and homeschoolers wit several more waiting to be edited. During the summer of 2021, the group is partnering with the Hillsboro Library in support of the Library on the Loose summer reading program. Art lessons that support 13 different books in 17 different parks make a big difference in the lives of many local school children and their younger siblings.
As a conduit for another non-profit, the Dreaming Zebra Foundation, Golden Road Arts distributed free art supplies worth several thousand dollars to local schools and teachers.
Golden Road Arts has our support and we are happy to have them encouraging art for children from all socio economic groups with free fun videos and art supplies.”
The goal of Golden Road Arts is to provide an avenue for appreciating and sharing the value of art in our daily lives using a web and social media portal featuring Northwest Artists via both an online digital platform and periodic in-person or online digital presentations/demonstrations for students, teachers, parents and art lovers.
The visionary behind Golden Road Arts is arts advocator Barbara Mason. Barbara is an artist, specializing in printmaking and education of art and the importance it holds in a child’s education. “I taught a three-hour night class for many years at a local university for teachers embarking on a career in elementary education. I was their only art class. Teachers need more resources. The program I have created is Golden Road Arts. We are a team of professionals passionate about art education for children.”