Arts Education

My Masterpiece Program

The My Masterpiece Program uses the collections of Pasadena’s arts and cultural organizations as the basis for age-appropriate programs and experiences. All PUSD 2nd grade students participate in a specialized public art tour of the Civic Center and have pre-and post-visit materials. These docent tours are led by Side Street Projects.

Student Art Wall

The Student Art Wall showcases exemplary artwork that is selected each year by Arts & Culture Commissioners from PUSD’s No Boundaries district-wide student art exhibition of K-12 artworks. The Student Art Wall at City Hall was created in 2008 to showcase these selected works in the Commission’s own exhibition: Bridging Boundaries.  Selected artworks receive accommodation at PUSD’s exhibition, and are then professionally framed and photographed for the now On-line exhibition.

PUSD / Burbank Airport Art Banner Competition

Student work is also supported through a collaboration with PUSD for the Burbank Airport Art Banner competition. Each year, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority commissions one student artwork from each city for the airport tower. The Arts Commission selects a winner from three PUSD finalists, whose airport themed artwork is then reproduced for the large scale format on display for a period of 4 months.