Justice & the American Dream: student voices 2022

2021.2022 school year

In a collaboration among Methow Arts, the Public School Funding Alliance, and the Methow Valley School District,  9th graders at Liberty Bell High School explored the meaning of justice and how it could be enhanced in their lives, school, community, and country. Activist Darcy Ottey helped freshman English teacher Dani Golden launch the unit, in… [Read More]

Methow Arts presents Missoula Children’s Theatre Workshops

Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri, Nov 8, 9, 10 & 12, 1-3pm, 2021

For most of the past 30 years, Methow Arts has brought Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) to the Methow Valley to provide a theatre arts experience for students. MCT’s mission is the development of life skills in children through participation in the performing arts. Jack & the Beanstalk, the Wizard of Oz, The Tortoise & the… [Read More]

Poetry Out Loud, Methow Valley

WED, Oct 6, 6pm 2021

Join Methow Valley School District students on Wednesday, October 6 for the 2nd annual school contest for Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. The competition, presented in partnership with the Washington State Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Foundation, the Public School Funding Alliance, Winthrop Kiwanis, the Association of Parents and… [Read More]

The fabric of heritage: quilting & poetry support heritage studies

Spring 2021

Using poetry and quilting as avenues for exploration, fourth grade students at East Omak Elementary School journeyed into ancestry and heritage. Spearheaded by fourth grade teacher Kara Thornton, the project includes fiber arts, poetry writing, a walking field trip, and Indigenous studies. Mrs. Thornton learned to quilt from her grandmother when she was in third… [Read More]

Methow Arts Announces Job Opening: Art Instructor

school year 2021.2022

CLICK HERE for Job Description  CLICK HERE for Application Form Methow Arts is implementing regular art classes in two Cascade School District elementary schools, in Leavenworth WA. We seek a dynamic and creative Art Instructor!   Please send the following: 1.  cover letter, 2. resume/CV and 3. completed application (see link above) to us via email: Amanda… [Read More]

Artists in residence return to schools

Spring/Summer 2021

In a school year with so much change and uncertainty, art provided students with a sense of stability and a creative outlet for self-expression. Methow Arts education programs, which serve about 5000 students and 350 teachers in Brewster, the Methow Valley, Okanogan, Omak, Pateros, and at the Paschal Sherman Indian School, gave elementary students across… [Read More]

Arts education programs spotlight BIPOC artists

Spring 2021

Historically underrepresented in arts education curricula, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) artists took center stage in Methow Arts’ art lessons during the winter and spring of 2021. Studying art from the past is an effective and time-honored tradition. Art from different eras in history helps us learn about the cultures it comes from.… [Read More]

Student artwork featured at Three Rivers Hospital

Spring/Summer 2021

Four new exhibits of student artwork are displayed at Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster. Sponsored by the hospital in partnership with Methow Arts, the exhibits feature work by Brewster Elementary and Methow Valley Elementary students and include block prints, chalk pastel landscapes, mixed-media self-portraits, and watercolor salmon paintings. Methow Valley sixth graders completed an interdisciplinary… [Read More]

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