Providing access to quality arts education experiences remains one of Arts & Humanities Bainbridge’s primary goals, and we do so through our award-winning Arts in Education program.
For 15 years, our Arts in Education program has worked to support a network of school administration, classroom teachers, teaching artists, and community partners, all working to ensure quality student learning in the arts and arts integration in Bainbridge Island school classrooms.
Since the program’s inception, it has grown from a nascent association of teaching artists and school partners charged with introducing dance and theater in to fifth and sixth grades at Sakai Intermediate School to a full-fledged program reaching beyond the Bainbridge Island School District into North Kitsap, serving seven schools and over 2,200 students in grades K-8. Artists have constructed a broad range of intensive workshops and residencies including poetry writing, storytelling, Native American drumming, fused glass, and cartooning, to name a few.
What makes this program and the artist residencies so impactful is the collaborative planning between the Classroom Teachers and Teaching Artists. The forms in the links below will guide educators through the planning, implementation and assessment steps.
For additional questions regarding the Arts in Education Program, contact:
Jenny Coates & Anne Smart, Interim Co-Executive Directors