Teaching art to kids in juvenile hall can be bittersweet at times. “I don’t want them to be there,” said Tomas Montoya while sipping a cup of coffee recently, noting his class — coordinated by YoloArts and funded by a California Arts Council grant — is back in session. Montoya, a Sacramento native, was chosen … Continued
ArtMix brings professional teaching artists into public school classrooms for 6-12 weeks. Providing quality, standards-based arts education, teaching artists guide students in process driven exploration, and skill development in the visual and performing arts. Each residency begins with an art related field trip or assembly, and culminates in a final art exhibition or performance.
Seeding Art for Change is a thematic approach to the ArtMix program, the student edition of YoloArts Art & Ag project. Connecting students to their agricultural community the program includes a farm visit, and a 6-8-week series of arts instruction with a professional teaching artist.
Juvenile Justice Arts Education Program serves youth incarcerated, and on probation. Taught by professional teaching artists, students learn different art-making techniques that enable them to constructively, and creatively express their personal voice. Youth receive instruction in visual, performing, and literary arts.
Artist in Schools focuses on ceramic arts education for students in K-6th grade. Each year in the program students increase their hand-building techniques while connecting art-making with themes in core curriculum including science, history, and language arts.
Poetry Out Loud is a statewide poet project that culminates in a national recitation contest for high school students. Student participants interpret, memorize, and recite three poems within a competition framework that starts in the classroom. Activities in Yolo County are administered by YoloArts. Each year students compete to represent their county at the state competition in Sacramento.
Blues in the Schools is a Sacramento Blues Society program that brings Blues music into the classroom. The program consists of a lecture/concert series delivered by professional musicians. This musical experience engages, and teaches students the history, culture, and musical genre of the Blues. YoloArts funds Blues in the Schools in Yolo County schools.
YoloArts is calling all Yolo County high school artists for the 31st session of the California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA). CSSSA offers a rigorous pre-professional training program in the visual and performing arts of dance,music and theater, creative writing, animation, and film for talented artists of high school age. Each summer only … Continued