Celebrating 17 years of June Edmonds with P.S. ARTS

on August 5, 2021

In celebration of 17 years of service as a P.S. ARTS Teaching Artist and coach, we want to introduce you to June Edmonds.

June began teaching Visual Arts to students in the Lawndale Elementary School District in 2004.  Her talent for crafting curriculum and exposing students to a diverse cadre of art and artists is reflected in the overwhelming praise she receives from school administrators, classroom teachers, parents, and the young artists she inspires. As one teacher at William Anderson Elementary noted, “She ignites [students’] passion and curiosity in the arts.”

In addition to her tenure as a Teaching Artist and Arts Integration Coach, June is an award-winning painter whose work has been featured in galleries, museums, and public spaces throughout the United States.

She is stepping away from the classroom this year to focus on exciting opportunities, including her latest project: a three-story mural in La Jolla titled “Ebony on Draper and Girard.”  We want to send a big congratulations to June and thank her for 17 inspiring years.  To learn more about June and her upcoming projects, you can visit her website.

 

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Gaby PalmadessaCelebrating 17 years of June Edmonds with P.S. ARTS

Meet Christina Gonzalez!

on June 2, 2021

Christina Gonzalez teaches visual arts for P.S. ARTS at Avenal Elementary School in the Reef-Sunset School District. Get to know Mrs. G and what inspires and motivates her!


Tell us about yourself and your art discipline.

My name is Christina Gonzalez, my students call me Mrs. G, and I have been teaching for P.S. ARTS for 4 years. My discipline in Visual Arts consists of my students and I creating some really unique and inspiring works of art with different mediums such as ceramics, painting, sculpture, and printmaking design. 

What does your current teaching setup look like? What are some tools that are essential to your virtual classroom these days?

My current teaching setup is working from home in a spare room that is now my classroom/art studio. The tools that are essential to my virtual classroom have to be my Macbook and doc camera, along with any art supplies I can find around my house.

Share a “magic moment” you experienced teaching in the last year (an inspirational experience as a teacher or with a student). 

A magical moment was when a student came back the following year and said “Mrs.G. remember the art project we did on Frida Kahlo? Well, I still have it hung up in my living room.”

Who is an artist you are currently inspired by?

The artist Romero Britto has been an inspiration to me due to his color pallet. He likes colors that are bold and bright because they bring hope and happiness! He makes me smile during the tough and challenging times our kids and teachers are currently facing.

How has teaching for P.S. ARTS shaped your practice as a Teaching Artist?

P.S. ARTS has driven me to really focus and learn about different artists so that I can be versatile. 


Thank you Christina Gonzalez! To learn more about other P.S. ARTS Teaching Artists check out the rest of our blog posts here.

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P.S. ARTSMeet Christina Gonzalez!

“Years of teaching have navigated me to reflect on my practices so that I may be able to help people tap into their creativity.” – Meet Mr. Partida!

on May 25, 2021

Mr. David Partida is a P.S. ARTS Teaching Artist who teaches visual arts for the Lynwood Unified School District. We love his eclectic approach to arts education and the different mediums he incorporates into his lessons. We interviewed Mr. Partida about his techniques and ideas and what he’s learned as a P.S. ARTS Teaching Artist. Find out more below!


Tell us about yourself and your art discipline.

My name is David Partida. I’m a dancer, musician, and visual artist. I teach Native dancing and music in the L.A. community of El Sereno. I also play with a Mexican folk group promoting the style of music known as jarocho. I currently teach visual arts at Abbott Elementary in Lynwood, CA. I create videos that are sent to the district for distribution. The videos are catered to Pre-K students on through 6th grade. Since I teach asynchronously I have no interaction with students. I have recently taken on a group of students where we meet live weekly.

What does your current teaching setup look like? What are some tools that are essential to your virtual classroom these days?

Essential tools to teach asynchronously, and synchronously for that matter, is the equipment we were provided. A backdrop, lighting, tablet, and stands have proven effective. I constantly hear horror stories from other educators in regards to their support and set-up. Gaining familiarity with technology has also been a great asset. Being able to create presentations makes virtual learning a bit more bearable.

Share a “magic moment” you experienced teaching in the last year. 

I had a magic moment before the winter break where I was given the opportunity to host a Q & A with my 4th-6th graders. During the session a number of them were showing me artwork they created based on the videos I created. That was proof and motivation for me to keep going.

Who is an artist you are currently inspired by?

I’m currently inspired by ecological art which highlights environmental issues or uses materials that will benefit our world. Artists in particular include Benjamin Von Wong and Leo Sewell.

How has teaching for P.S. ARTS shaped your practice as a Teaching Artist?

P.S. ARTS has given me the opportunity to practice and improve my craft as an art educator while providing arts for underserved communities. Years of teaching have navigated me to reflect on my practices so that I may be able to help people tap into their creativity, thus making the world a better place.


Thank you for sharing with us, Mr. Partida! We appreciate your work and love what you do! 

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P.S. ARTS“Years of teaching have navigated me to reflect on my practices so that I may be able to help people tap into their creativity.” – Meet Mr. Partida!

“I’m always ready to learn something new to teach my students” – Meet Ms. Gina

on May 18, 2021

Ms. Gina O’Toole is a P.S. ARTS Teaching Artist who teaches visual arts in Central California. We love her commitment to her students and her innovative ways to teach visual arts with recycled materials. We interviewed Ms. Gina about her techniques and ideas and what she’s learned as a P.S. ARTS Teaching Artist. Find out more below!


Tell us about yourself and your art discipline.

I was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, where I graduated with an art teaching degree then I moved to the USA. After I got married and had three amazing children, I went back to school to complete the classes I needed to get my USA teaching degree. We lived in New England, Maine, for 20 years, then we came back to California. At the University of Southern Maine, I got my Bachelor’s degree in Art Education with a major in Sculpture. I love to recycle things and create art with them; this is second nature because I grew up in a third-world country where recycling is a way of life. I love for my students to discover their unique capacity to create out of “mistakes” or “mess-ups.”  I love visual arts, and I’m always ready to learn something new to teach my students.

What does your current teaching setup look like? What are some of the tools that are essential to your virtual classroom these days?

My virtual classroom is in my studio at home. I have a dry erase board there and all the tools needed to teach with, like colored dry erase markers, an eraser, lights, a green screen, etc. I have a desk with my materials like my handmade visuals, my laptop, obviously, and any books to reinforce my lessons. The tools that I consider essential to my virtual classroom are my commitment to reach and teach all of my students, and my motivation to make my lessons interesting, fun, and creative enough to make it possible for my students to create with the materials they have at home.

It is essential for my students to have the materials and proper tools to create art and for me to do the teaching, keeping them engaged.

Share a “magic moment” you experienced teaching in the last year (an inspirational experience as a teacher or with a student).

I don’t know if this experience was magical, but it is very special to me. It was the last day of “normal” life, the day we got the message that the schools were closed because of the pandemic. That day a second-grade boy was running to his classroom. Without stopping, he asked me not to go that he had something for me. I said I was not leaving yet. I went inside my classroom and started cleaning to leave my classroom in order, not knowing when I will be back again. As I gathered my belongings, he came to the door as I was ready to lock it. He gave me a piece of paper, and he told me that he wrote me a letter at home. It was a special letter telling me how he enjoys art, loves my class and I’m the best art teacher and his favorite one. He then gave me a big hug and left running. That was the last hug I had from a child. Sadly, soon, it will be a year since I last saw him in person. I do miss my students.

Who is an artist you are currently inspired by?

This artist inspires me for everything she is and says, and for her passion, struggle, and art. I’m a visual artist, and she is not, but her words are images that moved me. Amanda Gorman is her name, and I saw her for the first time at the president’s inauguration. She has inspired many of my lessons.

How has teaching for P.S. ARTS shaped your practice as a teaching artist?

One of the things that have shaped my teaching practice is P.S. ARTS encouraging the inclusion of artists from minority races and their social justice messages as examples to our students, celebrating diversity in the arts, cultures, races, and religions. I love to see student’s pride in their culture and the inspiration and aspiration for an equal society. The arts have always had an important role in changing society, and I’m very happy to be part of teaching and guiding our children through P.S.Arts in having a voice and a way to express the changes they want to see in society.


Thank you for sharing with us, Ms. Gina! We appreciate your work and love what you do for your students!

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P.S. ARTS“I’m always ready to learn something new to teach my students” – Meet Ms. Gina

“Hello, Everybody, Hello!” Meet Ms. Claudia

on May 12, 2021

Ms. Claudia García is a P.S. ARTS Teaching Artist who teaches music at LAUSD schools. We love her inclusive approach to music education and the different instruments she incorporates into her lessons, including her voice. We interviewed Ms. García about her techniques and ideas and what she’s learned as a P.S. ARTS Teaching Artist. Find out more below!


Tell us about yourself and your art discipline.

I am a musician, songwriter and producer, and my primary instrument is my voice. I have been teaching music for 14 years and this is my 3rd year with P.S. ARTS. My background is in mariachi music and I currently direct two youth mariachi ensembles outside of P.S. ARTS.

What does your current teaching setup look like? What are some tools that are essential to your virtual classroom these days?

I have a semi-permanent background curtain and I basically rearrange my small workspace for different activities (i.e., filming, editing, practicing, planning).  When filming, I use lighting and audio equipment provided by P.S. ARTS. I also have several musical instruments I use including guitars, a ukulele, a glockenspiel, a finger piano, and small percussion instruments such as a djembe drum, hand drums, maracas, and tambourines.

Share a “magic moment” you experienced teaching in the last year (an inspirational experience as a teacher or with a student). 

The most magical moments I have experienced during online teaching in the last year are those moments when students have volunteered to sing on their own or be leaders in call and response songs such as “Jambo” and “Sing About Martin.” Not only are their voices wonderful to hear, but it also demonstrates that that student feels empowered in that moment.

Who is an artist you are currently inspired by?

I am very much inspired by Ella Jenkins, who is a living legend of children’s music.

How has teaching for P.S. ARTS shaped your practice as a Teaching Artist?

P.S. ARTS has provided a framework, guidance, and support in the type of social justice-centered teaching I have always aspired to provide. I have also acquired invaluable skills and experience that I am able to integrate into my mariachi teaching.


Thank you for sharing with us, Ms. Claudia! We appreciate your work and love what you do! Sing along with Ms. Claudia through her videos on the P.S. ARTS To Go! page. 

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P.S. ARTS“Hello, Everybody, Hello!” Meet Ms. Claudia

“It is essential that as teaching artists we are always developing our own artistry.” Meet Julia Chanin!

on May 6, 2021

Ms. Julia Chanin is a P.S. ARTS Teaching Artist who teaches music to students from TK – 2nd grade. We love her intercultural approach to music education and how she encourages students to express themselves through singing. We interviewed Ms. Julia about her techniques and ideas and what she’s learned as a P.S. ARTS Teaching Artist. Find out more below!

Tell us about yourself and your art discipline.

My name is Julia Chanin and I teach TK-2nd grade music. I’m a jazz saxophonist and singer and I love to learn about people and cultures around the world through music. I’m especially interested in the social nature of music. I’m a huge fan of the Orff Schulwerk approach to music education; I especially appreciate the ways in which the Orff approach celebrates playfulness and encourages us to learn music through our bodies.

What does your current teaching setup look like? What are some tools that are essential to your virtual classroom these days?

I teach music class on Zoom every morning. My new classroom is in my garage! As you can see it’s a tight space, and I make a mess of it each day. One of my favorite things about virtual school is that we find and make instruments from items in our homes; as we do so we discover new ways of making sound. I’ve been using a pot and spatula as a drum, a bag of popcorn kernels as a shaker, and a cheese grater and chopstick as a güiro.

Share a “magic moment” you experienced teaching in the last year (an inspirational experience as a teacher or with a student). 

I love to share the song “Funga Alafia” at the beginning of the rotation to welcome each other to music class. The lyrics to the song are in two African languages: Yoruba from Nigeria and Vai from Liberia. There’s an English version that goes: “With my thoughts I greet you / With my words I greet you / With my heart I love you / There’s nothing up my sleeve.” And there’s a coinciding dance, of course (I love to dance). Last spring, right after everything had shut down, a second-grade student had the idea to send out little gifts through the dance. So now as we bring our hands to our foreheads, we collect loving thoughts, and then send those thoughts to the class, the world, and anyone who may need the love. We do the same with our words and our hearts. It is such a sweet gesture, and it has given the song that much more meaning and power. I get a little teary every time I sing the song now.

Who is an artist you are currently inspired by?

I’m a big fan of the group Rhye. The lead singer, Mike Milosh, has a hauntingly beautiful voice that washes over you like waves. Rhye’s new album, “Home,” touches on so many of the themes, events, and feelings of this past year – from wildfires, to social and racial injustice, to isolation. I’m inspired by Rhye’s genre-bending and peaceful yet fierce music.

P.S. ARTS celebrates our artistry and our artistic identities and encourages us to be creative in everything we do.

How has teaching for P.S. ARTS shaped your practice as a Teaching Artist?

Where to start?! P.S. ARTS has shaped me and my work as a teacher in so many ways. First of all, being a part of a community of educators whose talents span the artistic disciplines creates an environment of creative expression that is so rich and dynamic. I’m constantly inspired by the work of my colleagues.

I believe it is essential that as teaching artists we are always developing our own artistry. The more I practice my craft the more able I am to center music and musicianship at the heart of what I do with my students: art begets art. P.S. ARTS celebrates our artistry and our artistic identities and encourages us to be creative in everything we do.

At P.S. ARTS, we have been having many meaningful discussions about how to create learning environments that are equitable, empowering, and just. Our training has helped me to become more aware of my unconscious biases. As a community we challenge and support one another to decolonize our thinking. This is hugely important in the classroom, and I am so grateful to the P.S. ARTS community for nurturing a culture of respect, curiosity, and personal growth.


Thank you for sharing with us, Ms. Julia! We appreciate your work and love what you do!

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P.S. ARTS“It is essential that as teaching artists we are always developing our own artistry.” Meet Julia Chanin!

“Art is a vital part of education.” – Meet Ms. Tamie

on May 5, 2021

Ms. Tamie Smith is a P.S. ARTS Teaching Artist who currently teaches visual arts for LAUSD. We love her art projects and how she encourages her students to explore their creativity through different cultures. We interviewed Ms. Tamie about her classes and inspirations and what she’s learned as a P.S. ARTS Teaching Artist. Read on to find out what she had to say!

 

Tell us about yourself and your arts discipline.

My name is Tamie Smith I live in Venice California with my husband and am a mother of one son. I’m a native Californian but has lived abroad and traveled for many years. I am also a visual artist. I have completed many large scale ceramic tile murals and installations. I’ve been a Teaching Artist for over 20 years. Art is a vital part of education. It will help to mold the future adult. All children are gifted with the power to create and should be given equal opportunity to express themselves. Art helps develop a sense of individuality and self affirmation. These elements deserve a healthy start. It’s about removing layers of doubt, inhibition, and fear. The most beautiful thing about children’s art is its expression of a genuine innocence of perception, a way of looking at the world that is always brand new, free of logical structure it has a logic all its own. It’s a visual language, a universal language. It’s the beauty and creative power of unconscious distortion. The three legged grandpa or the scarab beetle with chicken feet being ridden by a giant head is what gets me excited and is something I love being part of.


What does your current teaching setup look like? What are some tools that are essential to your virtual classroom these days?

Ms. Tamie shared this montage video to show her set up, classroom techniques, and art assignments. Check out to see her virtual classroom!




Share a “magic moment” you experienced teaching in the last year (an inspirational experience as a teacher or with a student).

This year we were celebrating Dia de los Muertos and a 2nd grade student said “ Can I make my mom and dog out of the bread clay because they both died last week .” I said “Of course you can what a beautiful way to remember them”. I kept watching her and she was just working away very proud and kept wanting to share. She has shown up every week for art class humming while she creates.

Art helps develop a sense of individuality and self affirmation. These elements deserve a healthy start. It’s about removing layers of doubt, inhibition, and fear.


Who is an artist you are currently inspired by?

The artist I am currently inspired by, and I’m sure many will be right there with me, is Amanda Gorman. The words she spoke at the inauguration were so eloquent, beautiful and inspiring! I am moved by her personal story of being a skinny little girl with a speech impediment. But with the support and encouragement from family and teachers…look at her now!

How has teaching for P.S. ARTS shaped your practice as a Teaching Artist?

Teaching for P.S ARTS has inspired my practice as an artist by observing the freeness and fearlessness of young minds at work 


Thank you for sharing with us, Ms. Tamie! We appreciate your work and love seeing what you do!

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P.S. ARTS“Art is a vital part of education.” – Meet Ms. Tamie

Teaching Artist Development is Key to Education Equity

on April 26, 2021

P.S. ARTS was founded in response to state education budget cuts and glaring inequities in access to a high-quality education that includes the arts. While California is among the wealthiest, most creative, and politically influential states in the nation, its public schools rank among the country’s worst (40th in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report K-12 rankings). Over 80% of students enrolled in the state’s largest district, Los Angeles Unified, come from low-income families and 90% identify as people of color (California Department of Education, 2020). There is no question that enhancing public school performance is a critical step toward achieving a more just, healthy, and thriving California.

Decades of research support the positive impact of arts in schools on youth, including increased academic achievement and improved social emotional health (See Stoelinga, Joyce, & Silk, 2013). Participation in the arts is proven to be especially critical for young people affected by systemic racism and economic inequality (See Wan, Ludwig, & Boyle, 2018). Despite this evidence, arts programming in California public schools is scarce and inequitably distributed so that the students who would benefit the most are the least likely to have opportunities to create, connect, and achieve through the arts (Morrison, 2019). According to the 2020 Otis Report on the Creative Economy, about 1 in 9 jobs in California, and 1 in 5 in LA County, is in a creative industry. Clearly, the lack of fair access to arts education in our state’s public schools has a significant impact on our young people’s academic and economic opportunity and overall wellbeing.

For nearly thirty years, P.S. ARTS has responded to these persistent injustices by providing arts programs strategically designed to support high quality curriculum, effective teaching, and opportunity equity in public schools. We recognize that, as with all subjects, the benefits of an arts education are closely tied to the knowledge and skills of teachers; individuals capable of fully leveraging the arts to engage youth in learning and empower them to become thought leaders and visionaries. P.S. ARTS’ commitment to preparing Teaching Artists to be social change agents is reflected in our rigorous, 40-hour per year minimum, paid faculty development program. This level of investment in Teaching Artist education is highly uncharacteristic for similarly-sized arts education providers. In spite of the obvious link between teacher effectiveness and program impact, it can be challenging for organizations focused on providing direct services to children to raise funds for adult professional development. P.S. ARTS is incredibly fortunate that several of our philanthropic partners, notably the Leonard Hill Charitable Trust, the Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation, and the Herb Alpert Foundation, share our commitment to ensuring that arts educators are equipped to provide all children with the creative tools they need to compete in today’s global workforce, make their voices heard, and innovate regardless of their race or zip code.

About 1 in 9 jobs in California, and 1 in 5 in LA County, is in a creative industry. Clearly, the lack of fair access to arts education in our state’s public schools has a significant impact on our young people’s academic and economic opportunity and overall wellbeing.

Acknowledging the role of the Teaching Artist in driving school improvement, and investing in their preparation and ongoing development, is a key factor to P.S. ARTS’ success. When public schools closed last March in response to the COVID pandemic, P.S. ARTS programs staff understood immediately that additional faculty development efforts were warranted in order to maintain program effectiveness during distance learning, and to provide displaced youth with an expressive outlet, emotional stability, and opportunities for meaningful social connections. Throughout the next year of stay-at-home orders, economic disruption, race-related violence, and civil unrest, P.S. ARTS made Teaching Artist development a top priority. We offered group and individualized training on using distance teaching platforms and creative digital media tools. P.S. ARTS also offered Teaching Artists support in revising their art, music, theater, and dance curricula for the virtual environment. In addition, P.S. ARTS faculty participated in anti-bias training, learned strategies for creating inclusive classrooms, and practiced centering the needs of youth of color and others experiencing a disproportionate degree of trauma and learning loss.

In the interest of continuous improvement, P.S. ARTS documented and collected data on Teaching Artist performance and student learning outcomes over the course of this very difficult year, including tracking the relationship between Teaching Artists’ social emotional instruction practices and students’ learning and wellbeing. We are proud to share our findings in the coming months in a special report pending publication and continuing the conversation with you – our partners and stakeholders – as we plan for the 2021-2022 school year. Stay tuned!


To learn more about our arts education programs please click here.

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P.S. ARTSTeaching Artist Development is Key to Education Equity

Hello, Ms. Johanna!

on March 9, 2021

Ms. Johanna McKay is a P.S. ARTS Teaching Artist and currently teaches theater at Roosevelt Elementary School in Santa Monica. We love her drama exercises and encourage everyone to try doing some of them for free from home with our P.S. ARTS To Go! series. We interviewed Ms. Johanna about her classes and inspirations and what she’s learned as a P.S. ARTS Teaching Artist. Hear what she had to say!

Tell us about yourself and your art discipline.

I am Miss Johanna – drama teacher for P.S. ARTS since 2003. I have been making drama videos since the stay-at-home learning has begun and am currently teaching drama live on zoom to third through fifth graders at Roosevelt Elementary School in Santa Monica. It’s been like a breath of fresh air to see young faces again with their enthusiasm, talent, and mind-blowing imaginations. 

What does your current teaching setup look like? What are some tools that are essential to your virtual classroom these days?

My teaching set-up is a computer to my left (on my desk), and a borrowed tv monitor on my right where I can see the students’ faces quite a bit larger than on the computer screen. I keep iTunes on the computer screen and a copy of the script so I can easily access it without moving the students’ faces around. I have a lamp and a small ring light in front of me and a fun background of theatrical books, puppets, and dolls. I make sure to shut the blinds so the lighting is as good as possible, not blinding the students. I have my green screen handy for filming videos as needed, with excellent lights and a microphone.

“I am inspired by people like our classroom teachers who are finding ways to make online learning fun!”

Share a “magic moment” you experienced teaching in the last year (an inspirational experience as a teacher or with a student).

A magical experience for me was this past spring when I collaborated with a classroom teacher at William Green Elementary in Lawndale, Mrs. Fusco. She was not going to let a pandemic keep her from engaging her students in a dramatic, theatrical experience! Together we worked to have the students submit video clips of themselves performing for a Zoom adaptation of “Alice Through the Looking-Glass.” By the time we had it all pulled together, we were able to have a movie screening of the production on zoom from our homes, and it felt just as exciting as any screening of a Hollywood film! Parents, grandparents, teachers, staff, and the principal were all in attendance – many zoom pages of people, all sitting together, dressed up, anxiously awaiting the final product. Heartfelt speeches were made and we began the show. Although there were some technical glitches, everyone was proud as punch and each family got a link to the film – which will be a keepsake for them forever. It was very exciting, but more than that, it filled us all with tremendous joy and exhilaration to see the students dressed in costumes, acting their hearts out, and singing and dancing to the beat! My hat is off to Mrs. Fusco for all the energy she poured into the project and all the parents who went to great lengths to film their children and send me the clips. It was thrilling!

Who is an artist you are currently inspired by?

I am inspired by people like our classroom teachers who are finding ways to make online learning fun! I am also grateful for groups that are finding ways to perform online and support charities for the arts like the Lockdown Theatre of England. My sister and I have enjoyed two marvelous online performances by Tim Crouch doing a one-man look at the character Cinna from “Julius Cesar,” and Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Inspector Hound” read by great actors like Emma Thompson and Derek Jacoby with a delightful talk-back afterward with the actors! It really lifted our spirits and made us realize how much we miss the wonders of live theater.

How has teaching for P.S. ARTS shaped your practice as a Teaching Artist?

Working for P.S. ARTS has given me, and all of us, a place where we truly live by our motto:  “We have the freedom to imagine and the power to create!” We’re given the support to help us grow as teaching artists, the freedom to meet the exciting challenge of creating new projects under a different theme every year, and the most amazing community of fellow teaching artists that inspire and bring fresh ideas to every gathering.


Thank you for sharing with us, Ms. Johanna! Watch Ms. Johanna in action in the theater exercises in the To Go! Projects on our website at psarts.org/to-go.

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P.S. ARTSHello, Ms. Johanna!

Resources and Opportunities for Teaching Artists

on February 2, 2021

Teaching Artist At P.S. ARTS, we value our Teaching Artists and all the work they do for our students. Below are some valuable resources from the Teaching Artists Guild (TAG), including free professional development workshop opportunities and curriculum tools. Check out the links below for detailed information and visit TAG online to sign up for more.

  • Teaching Artists Guild Asset Map: Add yourself to the TAG Asset Map to expand the field of teaching artistry, find out about various work opportunities, and connect with other Teaching Artists on a range of topics.
  • 2021 Professional Development Workshops Series: Check out TAG’s free workshop series, which includes BIPOC Youth Led Professional Development Workshops in which youth artists give insight that can make curriculum relevant and engaging, as well as a series on Advocacy.
  • Check out the Social Justice Database to find resources for Anti Racist teaching resources.
  • Read the Insight/Incite monthly blog by and for teaching artists.

Visit www.teachingartistsguild.org and get connected!


To help further support our Teaching Artists and their classes click here.

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P.S. ARTSResources and Opportunities for Teaching Artists