For Teachers

Our mission is to nourish creativity by supporting and enhancing art education for elementary school children in the Walla Walla Valley. Carnegie Picture Lab visits classrooms to teach three different artists during the school year.

To view lesson plans, notes and extension ideas, please view the volunteer page.

Walla Walla Valley Area Schools Currently Enrolled in the Picture Lab Program and the Advocate contacts:

Program Director: Tracy Thompson
School & Advocate list:
Edison: Colby Kuschatka
Blue Ridge: Kristie Coleman – Carnegie Picture Lab Studio Assistant
Berney: Rachel McCauley
Sharpstein: Noel Sanders
Prospect Point: Liz Fraser
Green Park:
Davis: Jane Drabek and Judy Jackley
Assumption: Chrisy Jones
Bonnie Clancy
Field Trips: 
Please contact CPL to schedule your trip to Tamastslikt for fourth graders and Walla Walla Foundry for fifth graders. There are many great resources on the Field Trip pages for parents, students, and teachers. You may also want to review the websites produced by the organizations:
Americorps Members Cat Pond and Ryland Hutchison are available to book your trip. Please contact our office on September 20th or soon thereafter to schedule an available day for your students.
5th Grade Walla Walla Foundry
Designed by: Augusta & Dylan Farnum, Mark Anderson, and Mary Ann Duffy
4th grade Tamastslikt
Designed by Kia Johnson and Augusta Farnum
Family Fun Nights:
Americorps Members: Cat Pond and Ryland Hutchison
To contact Carnegie Picture Lab, please email or call our office at 509-526-6921. We can put you in touch with the correct contact person for your school.


Carnegie Picture Lab is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that focuses on art eduction in Walla Walla valley schools. Read more about CPL here .