Ask Me How I Can Help the Task Force!

Did you notice the “Ask me how I can help the Task Force!” sticker your child was wearing home from school this week?  Did you ask them what it meant?  This year the Life is Art team is once again incorporating a service learning project into our fundraising efforts, to go along with our mission of actively seeking opportunities to serve others. With service and compassion for others at the pinnacle of our mission statement, we searched for a way to benefit other Douglas County families, while raising money to benefit our own children and their education. Since we believe life is art, we are again creating a beautiful piece of artwork that will remind the crews of their service towards others.  Renaissance crews are getting “tied in” by tying a ribbon of hope to our service project Rainbow Cloud art piece.


We are asking our Renaissance  families to bring in non-perishable goods to help fill this section of the Douglas/Elbert Task Force food bank that often goes unfilled.  Families in our very own community are short on the very basic necessities of life – toiletries, toothpaste, diapers, soap, etc.  These are simple items, often items we purchase multiples of from Costco without even giving it a thought.  Donating these items will, however, mean the world to those in need.

The Douglas/Elbert Task Force is a 501(c)3 non-profit human service organization dedicated to providing assistance to people in Douglas and Elbert County who are in serious economic need, at risk of homelessness, or in a similar crisis.

Items will be collected at our school from March 3-21, coinciding with our Life is Art Fundraiser and Life Is Art: Artists’ Edition.  Items needed are listed below:

  • Tooth Paste
  • Tooth Brushes
  • Body Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Razors
  • Shaving Cream 
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Laundry Soap
  • Dish Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tissues
  • Diapers sizes 1-6
  • Pull-Ups
  • Wipes

Get Tied In!

Life is Art 2014 Event Announced!


Join us for the 4th annual Life is Art benefit for Renaissance Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound School! This fundraiser is an adults-only evening of music, food, cocktails, auction, and a celebration of art within our community! The 2014 event will benefit important programs in our school as well as technology rejuvenation which will help our students for years to come! We feel that life is art – fine art, culinary arts, visual arts, fashion arts, and so much more – let’s celebrate that!

Event Highlights:

  • Silent auction including fine art pieces, teacher time, classroom art projects, and amazing items from businesses within our community
  • Live auction and opportunity drawings
  • Cash Bar
  • Entertainment
  • Heavy Hors d’oeuvres Buffet
  • Blackjack Tables
  • Wine Wall
  • Featured Artists

If you have any questions at all please feel free to contact us:

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Tiffany Reckseen & Amy Stephens – Life is Art Co-Chairs

Thank you Renaissance families!

Thanks to your generosity we netted $34,000 at our Life Is Art fundraiser!

What does that mean?

•It means an ENTIRE new Computer Cart with 15 Laptops

•It means the most up-to-date technology available in our classrooms

•It means our children are 21st century learners, digital natives ready to take on the world

Many of you have mentioned you were unable to attend the event but would still like to contribute financially. Please visit our donation website to make a donation:                          DONATE NOW!

Stay tuned for a follow up survey about the event!  Have a great Spring Break!

Thank you!
Life Is Art Team

Life is Art – Auction Preview!

We are so looking forward to seeing everyone at Saturday’s Life Is Art fundraiser event – it is going to be an amazing evening of fun, food, entertainment, auction, and community.  The Life Is Art team has been working for months for this special evening and we can’t wait to raise some funds for our favorite school!

Below is a link to all the items that will be a part of our silent auction.  The only way to bid on these awesome items is at the event.  There are some other fun surprises in the works as well!

Life is Art 2013 – Auction Preview

Doors open at 6:30 sharp!  It’s not too late to buy tickets, but we do have a maximum amount our venue will hold.  If you still want to purchase tickets you may do so at the front desk or online.  Don’t forget to bring a little cash with you for the cash bar and the Blackjack table!  For auction items we prefer cash or check, though credit cards are accepted.

Check out the FAQ section for any additional questions, or free free to contact us at  See you there!

-The Life Is Art Team