The following schools received art enrichment and/or
artist-in-residencies with us 2009/2010:
Whittier, Irving, Anderson, Longfellow, Hawthorne, Springhill, Amsterdam, Malmborg, La Motte, Hyalite, Cottonwood, Heck/Quaw, Morning Star, Gardiner. Our presence in the schools varies greatly, from once a week throughout the school year for twelve years at Whittier School, to a Kindergarten through 8th grade Montana Arts Council grant for every Thursday at Anderson, one month long special focuses in drawing empowerment or school wide projects in printmaking, to student ceramic pieces hanging in the halls at new Hyalite Elementary.
Fundamental Montana Standards For The Arts based art education, curriculum connections through science, literature, creative writing, music, etc., special projects in drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, fabric arts, and mixed media, installations, beautification and legacy projects, field trips to onsite locations of natural beauty or quirky interests, and classroom field trips to the studio to use the printmaking press and visit a working artist's studio are some of what happens.
Our busiest week of last school year occurred late in April 2010. It saw us teaching in twenty-six classrooms at eight different schools from 8:45 Monday morning to 3:15 Friday afternoon.
We do partnership programs with Montana Outdoor Science School, The Museum of the Rockies, and Bozeman Public Library.
Montana State University art ed. majors student teach with ArtSplot's Chelsea Smith.
Additionally The ArtSplot provides art enrichment opportunities through after school art lessons, Days For Art on no school days, over holiday and spring break, for example. We do ten weeks of Summer Art Enrichment Programs. Adult and teen workshops, special events such as ArtWalks In The City (Seattle) for youths, and private lessons by appointment, are more of what we do.