Educator Project Grants

Educator Project Grants provide educators with funding to design and implement arts-based learning projects that fulfill curriculum goals in collaboration with pARTners-approved artists. All artist planning and teaching time, as well as project materials, are funded by pARTners. Through the Educator Project Grants program, pARTners served 1,094 students in the 2016-17 school year.
Art Circuits

School: Colter Elementary, 4th Grade
Partnering Organization: JH Children‘s Museum
Artist: Kathy Conroy
Grant Award: $525
Students Involved: 182

Colter US Flag Mural

School: Colter Elementary School, 5th Grade
Teacher: Heidi Thompson
Artist: Emily Boespflug
Grant Award: $900
Students Involved: 200

Unconventional Materials, Glass & Metals: The Missing Links

School: JHHS
Teacher: Lauren Brzozowski
Artists: Neal Zeren – Glass
Sam Dowd – Metals
Jen McNaughton – Jewelry
Grant Award: $600
Students Involved: 33

Arts in Translation: 6th Dual Immersion

School: JHMS
Teacher: Michelle Rooks & Annie Mertaugh
Artist: Karin Waidley
Grant Award: $1,075
Students Involved: 70

Through Arts, Culture, and Community: Connections that empower special-needs youth through the power of art

School: C-V Ranch
Teacher: Tonia Ralston
Artist: Jesse Cole
Grant Award: $475
Students Involved: 30

Journeys Photoshop

School: Journeys School
Teacher: Heidi Kohler
Artist: Aaron Linsdau
Grant Award: $150
Students Involved: 10

Watercolor Techniques

School: Journeys School
Teacher: Heidi Kohler
Artist: Mae Knowles
Grant Award: $200
Students Involved: 12

Celebrating Martin Luther King through Writing

School: JH Community School
Teacher: Dave Bzacko
Artist: Nina McConigley
Grant Award: $420
Students Involved: 73

Political Cartoons

School: Summit High School
Teacher: Stan Morgan
Artist: Nate Bennett
Grant Award: $250
Students Involved: 20

Poetry Outloud

School: Summit High School
Teacher: Kristie Ralston
Artist: Nate Bennett and Matt Daly
Grant Award: $450
Students Involved: 65

Aesop Fables: Artist Workshop

School: JH Classical Academy
Teacher: Elizabeth Cogburn
Artist: Greg Houda
Grant Award: $125
Students Involved: 25

Pathways Mural

School: Summit High School & JHHS
Teachers: Hillary Lavino and Shannon Borrego
Artists: Nicole Gaitan and Claudia Bueno
Grant Award: $200
Students Involved: 40

Silence, Nature and Noticing: A Poetry Unit

School: Summit High School, 11th Grade
Teacher: Kristie Ralston
Artists: Molly Loomis and Hillary Lavino
Grant Award: $350
Students Involved: 20

Dancing and Choreography: WES Spring Fling

School: Wilson Elementary
Teacher: Sheena Dhamsani
Artist: Heidi Christine
Grant Award: $1,800
Students Involved: 250

Songwriting

School: Summit High School
Teacher: Kristie Ralston
Artist: Hilary Camino
Grant Award: $200
Students Involved: 25

Augmented Reality

School: JHHS
Teacher: Amy Aronowitz
Artist: Zenka
Grant Award: $250
Students Involved: 25

Mosaics

School: JH Classical Academy
Teachers: Elizabeth Cogburn
Grant Award: $150
Students Involved: 14

“To have visiting artists in the classroom is a valuable experience for all students. Through these projects, students are able to explore learning in a multiple ways. Not only is there an immediate connection to the Jackson artist community, but students are also exposed to new media, techniques, and processes taught by experts in their field. All around, this relationship between the school and pARTners has naturally given us endless opportunities for richer learning in the regular classroom setting.”

– TEACHER TESTIMONIAL