We believe that an education in the arts is an integral part of the development of every human being. Through a variety of programs and initiatives, KAC has a long tradition of fostering and encouraging arts instruction - both in K-12 classroom settings, and through community programming. To learn more about our Art Education initiatives please click the links below.
Teaching Artist Training
Since 2011, the Arts Council has partnered with the Kodiak Island Borough School District to host Teaching Artist Trainings annually. The trainings are free professional development opportunities to support local artists in their capacity to provide arts instruction in school settings. Topics may include thematic learning, classroom management strategies, student learning styles, and how to partner effectively with K-12 schools and teachers.
The Kodiak Arts Council teaching artist roster includes approximately 22 local artists with a wide range of artistic disciplines. In recent years, teaching artists have been placed in residencies around the island, from Port Lions and Larsen Bay to Kodiak High School.
Teaching Artist Trainings and artist residencies are supported by the Alaska State Council on the Arts, Artist in Schools and New Visions programs, and the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program.
2018 Agenda, Teaching Artist Training with Bonnie Dillard (April 2018)
2018 Opportunities for Kodiak Teaching Artists (Keynote to PDF slides, April 2018)