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.
Confluence of Cultures

Students at Palouse Prairie Charter School embark on an artist-led exploration of westward expansion, the indigenous peoples of Idaho, and the meaning of “culture.”

Indigenous Arts Project

Lapwai Middle-High School’s Native American Arts/Culture Program preserves and revives arts and crafts knowledge and skills.

Kids’ Mountain Music Camp

Professional Bluegrass and Americana Folk musicians teach drums, guitar, banjo, fiddle, vocals and songwriting.

The Powerful Art of Storytelling

Teaching the art of storytelling to speakers within the Refugee Speakers Bureau (RSB) and to “Third Culture Kids” at Centennial High School.

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.

Latino Cultural Studies

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

Spread Your Wings: Elévate

Weekend art classes based on Latino arts & culture for students in Garden City and Nampa.

Salmon Arts Council

Missoula Children’s Theatre engaged students in a week long theatrical workshop commencing with a production of the students work.

McCall Arts and Humanities Council

334 students from the rural districts of McCall, Donnelly, and New Meadows participated in the Art School program under the tutelage of professional artists.

WINDOWS Arts Education

WINDOWS programs seek to give students a better understanding of cultures through the arts.

Stay in School Quinceanera Program 2018

An in depth focus on Latino arts & culture workshops based on social issues pertinent to teens.

Art School

In 2018, 379 students from the rural districts of McCall, Donnelly, and New Meadows participated in the McCall Arts and Humanities Council’s Art School program. Fifth graders_

Corrido Concert Project

The goal of the Corrido (Ballads) Concert 2017 Project was to promote knowledge and understanding among Latino youth and others about the contributions of the Latino community_

Nuestros Corridos Concert

The goal of the Corrido Concert 2016 Project was to promote knowledge about the economic and cultural contributions of the Latinos to the state of Idaho. Their_

Latino Arts and Culture Workshops

For eight Saturdays in the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016, 30 Latino middle school students took part in this motivational and educational program, Stay-in-School Quinceanera Program that_

Arts on Tour

A cornerstone of the College of Southern Idaho’s mission statement is to provide cultural opportunities for the community. To that end, the Arts on Tour performing arts_