The Artist in Residency Program places teaching artists in special education classrooms at no cost and in general education at a minimal cost. Please refer all questions about the Program to Arts for All Nevada’s Arts in Education Coordinator, Eva Lerud. Eva can be reached by email ([email protected] ) or by phone at (775-376-8492).
The Artist in Residency Program is supported by the City of Reno’s Arts and Culture Commission, the John Ben Snow Memorial Foundation, NV Energy Foundation, the Marshal R. Matley Foundation, Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation, and the Nevada Arts Council. Additional funding comes from the statewide sale of the “Rich in Art” License Plates Program.
Workshops in the classroom
A minimum of 10 hours of art instructions for a maximum of 15 students. Choice of visual art or creative movement. Participating classrooms may choose up to 10 hours of one discipline or 5 hours of each discipline. Remote lessons, via Zoom or Microsoft Teams, are also available.
Target Participants: PreK-12 students receiving special education services. Traditionally offered to self-contained special education classes including CLS, SIP, and Strategies. Other resource programs that guarantee the same group of students will participate in all ten hours of instruction may also utilize this program.
Cost: The program is free for qualifying classrooms. Beyond the 10 hours, additional workshops are available to classrooms for $70 per workshop. Art supplies are provided for in-person instruction.
Assistance in providing art supplies is available on a case-by-case basis.
Art Workshop Videos
A series of video art workshops, developed specifically for use in special education classrooms and remote learners.
Target Participants: PreK-12 students in any self-contained special education classroom.
Cost: The program is free for qualifying classrooms. Lessons are designed to use basic art materials. A lesson plan and supply list are provided prior to the release of the videos. Assistance in providing art supplies is available on a case-by-case basis.
Art Instruction in General Education Classrooms
Grade-level appropriate art instruction in the general education classroom for a nominal fee. Each workshop is one hour long. Grade-level specific remote lessons, via Zoom or Microsoft Teams, and/or workshop videos are also available.
Target Participants: PreK-12 students in any general education classroom.
Cost: $70/workshop for up to 30 students. Includes basic art supplies for on-site instruction. Art supply kits for remote lessons and/or video workshops have the option of purchasing art supply kits.