Arts Council announces grants for Artists in Schools

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Photo by Jerry Pickard

Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council Announces 
The 2017 Artists in Schools Grant Recipients


With the new year upon us, the Arts Council is pleased to announce their annual Artists in Schools grant recipients with awards given to support Pre-K through 12th grade projects in the Shoreline School District.

These projects feature professional artists working with students and teachers and take place during the academic year, with most being scheduled for late winter and spring.

Artists in Schools has been providing arts education throughout the district since 1993.

A majority of the funding for this project is made possible through the Arts Council’s annual Gala for the Arts, with additional support from the Shoreline Public Schools Foundation, as well as government and foundation grants, and the community.

This year, the Arts Council has funded $18,000 in Artists in Schools grants with 20 projects reaching thousands of students in 11 schools and programs.

2017 Artists in Schools Grant Recipients
Shoreline Children's Center

Shadow Dancing – Pam Wright, Teacher and Karen Harp-Reed, Artist ($310)

Brookside Elementary

Habitat – Kristin Vincini, Lead Teacher and Ruth McRee, Artist ($310)

Cascade K-8 Community School

A Pack of Wonderful Nocturnal Creatures: Wolves Expressed in Clay – Fergus Temporada, Teacher and Amaranta Ibarra, Artist ($680)

Highland Terrace Elementary

Art Across the Curriculum – Michael Wellman, Teacher and Nataliya Zigelboym, Artist ($476)

The Art of Experiencing the Past by Writing Historical Fiction – Paige Phillips, Lead Teacher and Christine Pinto, Artist ($405)

From Realism to Abstraction – Brittany Wright, Teacher and Crystal Cissell-Anderson, Artist ($248)

Meridian Park Elementary

Every Picture Tells a Story – Jenny Hillger, Lead Teacher and Ben Clanton, Artist ($750)

Learning about Respect and Self-Management through the Arts – Kayla Reed, Lead Teacher and Karen Harp-Reed, Artist ($310)

No Boundaries – Jean Phelan, Lead Teacher and Alan King, Artist ($700)

Parkwood Elementary

Shakespeare in the Classroom – Megan Chamberlin, Lead Teacher and Samara Lerman, Artist ($350)

Spring into Dance – Dustin Cole, Lead Teacher and Terry Goetz, Artist ($1,155)

Ridgecrest Elementary

Explore Cuba – Andrea Early, Teacher and Laura Dean, Artist ($1,426)

Syre Elementary

Creative Courtyard– Jenny Hodgen, Lead Teacher and Mike O’Day, Artist ($2,290)

Einstein Middle School

Einstein Percussion Enrichment – Mariko Lane, Teacher and Don Dieterich and Britt Dahlgren, Artists ($1,020)

STYLE – Emily Maschman, Lead Teacher and Artists from Bushwick Northwest ($750)

Shorecrest High School

Rhythms of Cuba – Siri Hulbert, Teacher and Laura Dean, Artist ($158)

The Artist and Social Responsibility – Laura King, Lead Teacher and Randy Williams, Artist ($1,054)

Multiple Schools

Highland Terrace Elementary and Shoreline Children’s Center

Music and Social Skills for Students with Special Needs – Karen Hogan, Lead Teacher and Wendy Zieve, Artist ($1,000)

Einstein Middle School and Shorecrest High School

Old Masters Drawing and Painting Techniques – Craig van den Bosch, Lead Teacher and Mandy Hallenius, Artist ($1,530)

Lake Forest Park Elementary and Shorecrest High School

Student Educator Program – Jeanette Derry, Lead Teacher and Halinka Wodzicki, Art History Instructor ($3,000)

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate creativity and inspire our community through the arts.



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