Student Art Education

The AGPI mission statement in the bylaws of the Art Guild of the Purple Isles states the Guild will support students in Upper Keys schools with supplies and mentoring from our artist members.

AGPI has a long standing history of involvement with community student art education as follows:

  • AGPI mentored, promoted and assisted Art Teachers and students in local schools by completing many interior wall murals at the Key Largo School and Plantation Keys School.
  • AGPI and The History of Diving Museum collaborated for the fifth year on its 2023 exhibit entitled “Edge of the Sea”. This was funded through a grant from the Florida Keys Council of the Arts. Students from Plantation Key School, Key Largo Middle and Elementary, Ocean Studies Montessori and Coral Shores High School and Staley Switlik Elementary created a unique series of artwork focusing on the life and landscapes seen at the edge of the sea.
  • AGPI looks forward to 2024’s collaboration with The History of Diving Museum and students of Florida Keys schools for an exhibit entitled, “DIVE INTO ART: CORAL CREATIONS”. Students from Monroe County Schools from Key Largo through Key West will be invited to participate. The AGPI artists will collaborate within the schools and also at the exhibition.

This is just a beginning. We have many great plans for the future. Come join us!

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