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Artists innovate! Through the Wenatchee Art Education Consortium program teaching artists like Martha Flores explore art concepts and community connections with students in Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, Quincy, and Cascade school districts. Photo by Martha Flores. (May 5, 2021)

Arts in Education

All the arts for every child.

The Arts in Education (AIE) program amplifies and expands arts learning opportunities for children and youth (PreK-12). AIE programs support accessible arts instruction as a fundamental part of basic education for every student in Washington State.

AIE programs support:

  • Partnerships between educators, leadership, teaching artists, arts organizations, artists, families, and community members.
  • Educators and teaching artists working to close the opportunity gap through arts education practices.
  • Youth and family engagement with arts and cultural learning opportunities.
  • Access for youth, schools, organizations, communities, geographic regions, families and/or educators historically underserved in the arts.

Arts Integration and Early Learning.

Arts In Education Spotlight

Creative Start Studio

Creative Start Studio offers arts integration resources for early learning educators, teaching artists, families, and caregivers. The art-focused video tutorials and downloadable lesson plans are designed for parents, families, caregivers, and educators of children ages 3 to 8.

In this video tutorial, artist Sarah Porkolab offers tips to teaching artists and educators who want to be more comfortable and confident in front of the camera. Learn story-telling tricks for recording at-home tutorials that are engaging and fun.

Our Collaborators

We are proud to have strong relationships with two important statewide partners: