"What would we do without the Euphrat? Our schoolchildren learn so much when they go to the museum and when Euphrat Artist/Teachers come here. The staff and artists are helpful, sensitive, and inspiring. I look forward to more collaboration with this wonderful institution."
– Dale Jones, Nimitz Elementary School Principal
"It takes a lot to pry a 10 year old out of Super Nintendo for an hour, let alone 10 weeks, but your program did it. Fantastic! You are appreciated!! Glad to see personally, as a fine arts alumni at De Anza, that my son is experiencing the talent also, that Euphrat has to offer! Bravo!"
– Ariane Alexander, parent
"The art classes gave me more resources and time to express myself. My favorite project was the one where I was able to honor my grandmother and father. Since taking this class I draw and write poetry a lot more. It really helped my mind to be more creative."
– Vanessa, 7th grade, Columbia Middle School
"I learned that in art you can keep going and change something that you think is a mistake. Then you can be even happier that you made a mistake into something beautiful."
– 5th Grader, Braly School
- After-School Art Program enables professional artists to conduct free-of-charge yearlong art classes for third through eight grade students at six Sunnyvale schools with high numbers of at-risk youth. The 2022-23 schools are Bishop, Fairwood, Lakewood, San Miguel, Vargas, and Columbia Middle.
- Fee-Based After-School Program takes place at Cupertino Union School District schools including West Valley and Collins.
- Teaching Tours are arranged for school children during major Euphrat exhibitions.
- De Anza Summer Academy Program is offered in several Cupertino Union School District elementary and middle schools in partnership with the Community Education Division.
- After-school art classes and art camps are offered in partnership with the Quinlan Community Center in Cupertino.
- Arts & Schools Program Community Exhibitions and Events enables elementary school students to grow in self-esteem through public recognition of their work. We have placed rotating exhibits throughout the year at elementary and middle schools, the Cherry Blossom Festival in Cupertino, and other community venues.
- Annual Collaborative Art Project addresses community themes. For example, the mural Our Sunnyvale Community: Growth and Unity in nearby Fair Oaks Park combines images of play and cooperation, with images of City Hall and Community Gardens.