Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council 2015-2016 Artists in Schools grants

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Artists in Schools Grants are awarded to PreK-12th grade teachers in the Shoreline School District and feature professional teaching artists working with students in the classroom. The projects take place during the 2015-2016 academic year with most taking place in late winter and spring.

Artists in Schools has been providing arts education throughout the district since 1993, with the majority of funding made possible through the Arts Council’s annual Gala for the Arts event and additional support from our partner, the Shoreline Public Schools Foundation, as well as government and foundation grants, and the community.

This year the Arts Council has funded $17,000 in Artists in Schools grants with 21 projects reaching thousands of students in 10 schools and programs.

2015-2016 Artists in Schools Grant Recipients

Shoreline Children's Center
  • Dance and Story Around the World – Pam Wright, Teacher and Karen Harp-Reed, Artist ($300)
  • Music to Enhance Social Skills – Willow Kelly, Teacher and Wendy Zieve, Artist ($476)
Brookside Elementary
  • Habitat – Kristin Vincini, Teacher and Ruth McRee, Artist ($310)
Echo Lake Elementary
  • Bringing Drama to Echo Lake – Andrew Lohman, Teacher and Melani Lyons and Melodee Miller, Artists ($2,000)
Highland Terrace Elementary
  • Celebrate Winter – Jeanine O’Connell, Teacher and Karin Chickadel, Artist ($710)
  • No Boundaries – Heidi Benton, Teacher and Alan King, Artist ($434)
  • Music to Enhance Social Skills – Karen Hogan, Erin Gross and Kelly Vihnanek, Teachers and Wendy Zeive, Artist ($1,020)
Lake Forest Park Elementary
  • Classic Chinese Landscape Painting – Mia Kelley, Teacher and Angie Dixon, Artist ($775)
  • Lake Forest Park Readers– Merrilyn Tucker, Teacher and Halinka Wodzicki, Art History Instructor and Charlie Capp, Artist ($1,400)
Meridian Park Elementary
  • Ancient China’s Legacy: Silk Scarf Dyeing – Kathleen DuCharme, Teacher and Carla Peery, Artist ($570)
  • Engaging K-6 in the Writing Process – Jenny Hillger, Teacher and Suzanne Williams & Dana Sullivan, Literary Artists ($841)
  • “Living Museum” Journals – Denise Peters, Teacher and Elsa Bouman, Artist ($700)
  • No Boundaries – Jean Phelan, Teacher and Alan King, Artist ($500)
  • Short Shakes – Hannah Peterson, Teacher and Emily Purington, Artist ($620)
  • Talking Stories – Sandi James, Teacher and Karen Harp-Reed, Artist ($675)
Syre Elementary
  • Dream Catcher – Jenny Hodgen, Teacher and Mona Fairbanks, Artist ($990)
  • Tea Overboard – Dede Ford, Teacher and Ruth McRee, Artist ($560)
Einstein Middle School
  • Biology and Botany – Deanna Baldi, Teacher and Stephanie Hargrave, Artist ($850)
Kellogg Middle School
  • One Love Festival – Alec Wilmart, Teacher and Chic Streetman, Artist ($500)
  • Weaving with Numbers – Linda Arnold, Teacher and Elsa Bouman, Artist ($714)
Shorecrest High School
  • Student Educator Program – Jeanette Derry, Teacher and Halinka Wodzicki, Art History Instructor ($2,000)
The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to nurture all of the arts in the community through programs and events, arts education, advocacy, and support for artists and arts organizations.



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