Making Learning Visible

A world of authentic art experiences.

The Arts Education Projects you see here reflect how the arts come to life through schools, artists, and community organizations. These projects support a variety of teaching and learning opportunities for preschool through high school students. Framed by the Core Arts Standards, the projects reach diverse students, encourage community partnerships, and nurture student development through creativity.
Building Dance Literacy

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company leads a week-long dance residency in West Ada County.

Writers in the Schools

Professional teaching-writers tailor individual programs for Treasure Valley schools and juvenile detention centers


The Art Museum is a regional hub of arts education in eastern Idaho, serving 1,100 students annually.

Swan Valley Elementary School

Offering art classes one day a week for all students in grades PK-8

SVMoA Educational Outreach

The Sun Valley Museum of Arts provides arts education services to students from 4th grade through high school.

McCall Children’s Theater

Online auditions and rehearsals culminate in a 3-day video shoot of the musical Gretel.

Latino Cultural Studies

Weekly workshops exploring writing, storytelling, and music for Latino students

Mosaic Mural grades K-5

315 students in grades K-5 at Sorensen Magnet school collaborated with Spokane Washington based artist Melissa Cole to create a vibrant external mosaic and painted mural.

Radio Boise Youth Programming

Teaching students podcasting, audio production, and media literacy by creating content for radio.

After School Art Programs

ASAP is a small size, long term engagement program for 6-11 year-old students at the Prichard Gallery in Moscow.

Learning to Live by Our Family Mottos

A study of the colonization of the West through playwriting and boat building at Palouse Prairie Charter School in Moscow.

Who Wants to Be an Opera Star?

Opera Idaho’s 40-minute, online opera program for students throughout Idaho.

After School Strings

Weekly group strings instruction (viola, violin and cello) for 27 youth ages 8-14 for 45 weeks in Cascade and McCall.

Idaho Theater for Youth

Connecting with students through online (this year!) theatrical productions.

Artists in Residency program

18 artist residencies provide accessible, inclusive, and participatory arts experiences for students with disabilities or significant health care issues .

ARTitorium on Broadway

The Idaho Falls Arts Council provided over 3,000 students with field trips to explore the visual arts.

Festival Dance

Providing 25 outreach programs by professional artists to 14 schools in Latah, Nez Perce and Benewah Counties.

Show Brazil!

5 days of samba workshops at the Cascade Cultural Arts Center

What’s Your Story?

Bringing the magic of storytelling to underserved students in Caldwell.

Boise Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Instructional video production, a student recording session, and multiple online and in-person performances.

Museum Tours with Transport

Boise Art Museum creates online curricular materials for arts education at home.

Learning Through Dance

Teaching dance, communication, and building confidence through Ballet Idaho’s 10-week class for elementary students.

CSI Theater Camps

Theater camps for youth ages 6 – 16 in the Magic Valley.

Take Away Workshop Kits

Virtual classroom visits and Take Away kits providing teachers, parents, and students with poems and prompts for the study and performance of poetry.

Music Matters! Summer Academy

Bringing a rich array of musical and artistic offerings to the youth of Sandpoint.