self-portrait In the 2009-10 school year, Willow Creek was selected by the Marin Community Foundation to be one of two school Districts in Marin County to participate in a five-year program to help teachers learn how to better integrate the arts into the core curriculum.  Our teachers have learned more about the arts and techniques for integrating student work with other studies, and our students have benefited from having an intensive weekly lesson with an accomplished teaching artist.  They take their art and apply it to writing journals, self-portraits, designing complex patterns and exploring proportion, and then showcase their talents to the community in our annual Art Shows.  
    Since then, our visual art program has expanded to include both arts integration opportunities in the students' homeroom classes as well as weekly designated art classes for students in grades 1-8.  Each May, we celebrate our students' artistic accomplishments with Art Shows in our beautiful library.