Helping Students Explore Visual Arts

In order to introduce children as well as adults to the visual arts, the creative process, and the environment of a working artist, many studios are also open midweek—this year October 6, 7, 8—for scheduled student tours. Many artists offer hands-on experiences and demonstrations. This is an excellent opportunity for students of all ages to experience art, see how and where it is made, and meet and talk with working artists. 

By partnering with the Yamhill County Public and private schools, and the Chehalem Cultural Center, we provide a a truly unique visual art experience that serves as a catalyst to spark a child’s interest and exploration in the arts. These free educational tours, where we offer reimbursement for transportation, have been made possible support from the Collins Foundation and other Tour contributors. 

AHST is also hosting on October 6 hands on art classes devised by the participating artists at the Chehalem Cultural Center.  High school and middle school groups may apply through the CCC for these classes.  And at the same time there will be a tour of the artists' exhibition at the CCC for the students.


The Collins Foundation, an independent private foundation, was created in 1947 by Truman W. Collins and other members of the family of  E.S. Collins. The Collins Foundation exists to improve, enrich, and give greater expression to the religious, educational, cultural, and scientific endeavors in the state of Oregon and to assist in improving the quality of life in the state. 
A special recognition is extended to The Collins Foundation for fifteen years of grant awards to Art Harvest Studio Tours.

The Collins Foundation
11618 SW First Ave., Suite 505, Portland, OR 97201 / (503) 227-7171 /