Thanks to generous grants from the Camas Educational Foundation for 2014-2018, our IAA students greatly benefit from working with professional artists who have taught workshops that integrated their art form with our academic themes. Our residency program has been a huge success!
|Becca Kenck-Crispin, Glass Artist|
|Renée Adams, Dancer, Arts Manager|
Josh Murry-Hawkins, Dancer, Director
Marc Roy, Hip Hop Dancer
|Chris Harder, Actor|
|Andrea White, Actor|
|Tony Fuemmeler, Mask Maker, Director, Puppeteer|
- Students gain an understanding of the artists’ process and subsequently insight into their own.
- Exposure to multiple, visual and performing artists help them see the interdisciplinary nature of all art forms
- Students grow as artists, audience members, and consumers of the arts.
- Artists teach collaboration.
- Professional artists bring the real-world to school for students; they are not merely guest speakers. In IAA, the resulting art that is created during the residencies demonstrates a depth of understanding of both academic content and arts skills. The performances and exhibitions are publicly shown at Showcases throughout the year. Students grow academically, artistically and personally.
- The residencies support Washington State Essential Learning Requirements for Standard 4: The student makes connections within and across the arts (theatre, music, and the visual arts), to other disciplines, life, cultures and work.
- Demonstrates and analyzes the connections among the arts disciplines.
- Demonstrates and analyzes the connections among the arts and other content areas.
- Understands how the arts impact and reflect lifelong choices.
- Understands how the arts influence and reflect cultures/civilization, place and time.
- Understands how the arts knowledge and skills are used in the world of work, including careers in the arts.