Through creative art projects, the AFTS Artist-in-Residence program reaches more than 700 local students to share the intrinsic and social value of art and culture in our daily lives.
Arts For the Schools provides students throughout the Tahoe Truckee and Incline Village school districts access to professional arts instruction in the classroom. The goal is to teach children about the importance of giving, and that art can serve a social function in the world and make a positive contribution to our youth and community.
As the students’ confidence and artistic talents blossom, they directly participate in the annual Artists in Bloom art show and help raise money to keep the Arts For the Schools program going for future students. It’s a great lesson in the art of community service.
The Artist-in-Residence program involves three professional artists – Anke C. Hass, Nancy Lopez and Cathee van Rossem St. Clair – who provide students and teachers in grades K-12 valuable educational and developmental experiences through classroom based multi-disciplinary arts. Student art projects introduce children to a variety of visual and language arts mediums. These projects include project background information; practical and philosophical discussions; demonstrations and hand-on experiences.
To learn more about our young Artists in Bloom and Arts For the Schools, visit www.artsfortheschools.org.