Methow Arts enriches the lives of students, teachers and other community members in Okanogan County through quality arts education programs and by sharing student work through public art and presentations.
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ART CHANGES LIVES.
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WORLD-CLASS PERFORMANCE IN SCHOOLS
Methow Arts also offers a robust presenting season in the schools, bringing three professional touring groups to perform in school-wide assemblies. Our 2017-2018 presenting season in the schools included:
OCTOBER, TAIKO PROJECT winners of the prestigious Tokyo International Taiko Contest, they have performed on the Academy Awards, the Grammy Awards, NBC’s “The Voice” and with some of the world’s most well-known musical artists, including Stevie Wonder, Usher, Alicia Keys, A.R. Rahman, John Legend, and Kanye West.
NOVEMBER, JAYME STONE’S FOLKLIFE. Two-time Juno-winning banjoist, composer and instigator Jayme Stone makes music inspired by sounds from around the world—bridging folk, jazz and chamber music. His award-winning albums both defy and honor the banjo’s long role in the world’s music, turning historical connections into compelling sounds. Joining him is Methow Valley favorite, Moira Smiley, who performed at the Barn with her group Moira Smiley & VOCO in 2011.
FEBRUARY, SUPAMAN. Rounding out the season is Native American dancer and innovative hip hop artist known as ‘SUPAMAN’ who has dedicated his life to empowering and spreading a message of hope through culture and music. He recently was voted MTV’s new Artist of the Week! and is been the recipient of th e Nammy “Native American Music Award”, “North American Indigenous Image Award”, and has received 7 “Tunney Awards”. He recently was awarded The Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award in Canada for best video titled “Why”. The video has gone viral, receiving over 3 million views on youtube and facebook. Watch it HERE: https://tinyurl.com/supamanwhy
ARTS EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Through our Artist-in-Residence program, professional artists are paired with classroom teachers to deliver residencies in mediums such as watercolor, oil pastels, 3D sculpture, block prints, acrylic painting, creative writing, poetry, and theater arts. We work with a curated roster of about 20 teaching artists in the Okanogan Region.
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Methow Arts facilitates a regional consortium of public schools, businesses and community entities that bring ideas and resources to arts education. Since 1987, Methow Arts has partnered with the Methow School District to provide learning in the arts for students. In 1996, Methow Arts entered a formal partnership with the Methow Schools, and in 1998 established the same with the Omak School District. In 2002, the Okanogan and Pateros schools joined the partnership, and in 2005, the Paschal Sherman Indian School on the Colville Reservation joined. In 2006, the Brewster School District became a partner and in 2012 Bridgeport joined to become the newest partner. Through this partnership, Methow Arts maintains the arts as essential and central, providing opportunities for students to gain essential skills in the arts through residencies with artists. Lessons both deepen and expand other learning areas through the arts, and provide art specific learning.
- Artist residencies in classrooms K-12 in greater Okanogan County, thirteen schools and six school districts
- Professional performances in the schools
- Professional development for elementary teachers and teaching artists
- Student performances, exhibitions, publications & public art installations
- Young Writers’ Conference at Methow Valley Elementary School
- Recognition for artistic excellence awarded to seniors
- Urban Culture Trips to Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Opera, Seattle Art Museum, Spokane and more
- Build partnerships and expand support and impact of program
- Final evaluation and renewal of partnership with School Districts
- Final reports to funders
- Program assessment and evaluation
SCHOOL DISTRICT TEACHERS – contact us to request a residency in their classroom
PROFESSIONAL TEACHING ARTISTS – contact us if they are interested in learning more about ways to teach in public schools
FUNDERS – We couldn’t do it without your support! Please help us to sustain and enhance ART EDUCATION programs in our schools. Your penny goes a long way.
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