Vashon Artists in Schools Program ComponentsVashon Artists in Schools is intended to enhance and build curriculum in the arts for all learners in Vashon public schools. The primary components of the program are:
- Teacher-Initiated Classroom Partnerships that pair local and regional artists with teachers. Collaboratively designed projects are linked to curriculum themes and arts education goals based on Essential Academic Learning Requirements in arts and other subject areas
- Artist/Teacher Mentorships & Workshops which provide intensive arts training for teachers
- Public Art initiatives that emphasize process-based, collaborative projects for school and community sites
- Special Projects dedicated to supporting parent-initiated Ethnic Arts experiences.
VAIS 2013-14 Program Applications Timeline
All Vashon Island School District Teachers are welcome to apply for an Artist Residency Project. Deadline is November 8, 2013.
Most projects must be completed January-June, 2014.
From the VAIS Roster, teachers can select an artist partner for a 10-40 hour Classroom-Based Residency Project. VAIS also offers Artist/Teacher Mentorships and Public Art Projects. The teacher(s) and artist(s) together plan the project and submit the VAIS Project Application.
For more information, please visit the VAA Artist In School Website.
Pamela McMahan, Program Coordinator
Vashon Artists in Schools (VAIS) is a Vashon Allied Arts program in collaboration with Vashon Island School District.
Additional generous support is provided by National Endowment for the Arts/ArtWorks ♦ ArtsWA/Washington State Arts Commission ♦ Vashon Partners in Education (PIE) ♦ Vashon PTSA ♦ and individual donations.