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Hello Artists!


We are looking forward to another exciting year with South Bay Hands On Art.  Our non-profit art program has 300 docent volunteers’ teaching and reaching over 8,000 students from 18 participating schools.

We appreciate your interest in submitting projects to our 2018-19-design committee selection process. We need a commitment from you by March 7th 2018. After we receive your commitment we will send a follow-up with further details, dates and deadlines. 

“Redondo Beach” SBHOA Design Committee will meet May 17th for project selection. Our project selection doesn’t conflict with other district’s design committee meetings so please feel free to submit projects previously selected / submitted to another district.

If you are interested in submitting project(s) for the calendar year 2021-2022 please email the designcommittee and provide the following:

  • Name

  • Address

  • Phone

  • Email

  • Number of Projects you plan to submit

  • Project name and Medium for each


Thank you for donating your time, energy, and talents in providing creative, informative, and enjoyable projects that help our school children grow in the love of art.  If you have questions, please feel free to e-mail designcommittee 

Victoria Pitzele & Kimberly Quihuis

South Bay Hands On Art Design Committee (SBHOA) Redondo Beach Co-Chairs

Project requirements

South Bay Hands on Art Project requirements:


  1. Inspirational/ Historical Context

  2. A sample project/Design Board (kid-tested with examples)

  3. Step-by-step teaching plan

  4. Supply List

  5. Cost Analysis

  6. If selected you agree to teach your project(s) to the SBHOA chairs and supply chair at an agreed upon time


 If selected, As the artist, you will be paid a $425 honorarium.  Your honorarium serves as compensation for the following:

  • Your inspiration of your project.

  • Biographical information about the artist and the historical context of the artist’s work

  • Step-by-step instruction to the docents on teaching the project to a class of elementary/middle/high school students.

  • The use of your project and accompanying lesson plan by SBHOA

  • Assistance in the adaptation of the project and lesson plan

  • Creation of a PowerPoint presentation for use by docents (if applicable)

  • One test workshop with program and supply chair. Date TBD… sometime after the district begins summer vacation and before school resumes in the fall.

  • I understand that my project and accompanying lesson plan may be formatted to meet the needs of SBHOA or Outreach programs.  The resulting lesson plan, which has been adapted specifically for SBHOA, will be distributed under SBHOA and Reaching Out program / logos regardless of previous copy write

Design Committee Guidelines

Projects will be presented in 5 minutes to Representatives, and followed by two minutes of questions and answers based on the following points:


Art : What is the art lesson and what will the students learn?

Creativity : How does this project allow a child to freely create an original design?  Is there room for self-expression and exploration?

Design : This project should be easy to present to the children by the docent volunteers and no more than one hour to present and complete.

Process : Sometimes the experience of making art and where it takes us is as important as the end result.


Technique : Please include an explanation of the media. Why do we use these materials?  Are materials appropriate to budget and safety requirements?


In the non-judgmental atmosphere of HOA, the project must be a success in the eyes and minds of the children.  Is this a tested, no-fail project with kid samples?

Adaptability : This project will be presented to K through 8, middle and high school students and senior citizens.  Can we adapt this project to fit different restraints?

Connections : Briefly connect us with the basic concepts and/or cultural heritage.  Are there related museums, galleries or exhibits to see in Southern California?  Suggest music that expresses the mood of this project.  Introduce new terms and vocabulary.

Cost : Project materials should be relatively inexpensive with a budget of approximately $1.10 per student.

DC Guidelines
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