School Programs

In-Class Programs

ArtReach provides high quality arts education programs that address Social Emotional Learning with the general health and wellness of students. ArtReach’s teaching goals are focused on creating safety and expression for each student by fostering community, connections, and relationships in the classroom. All students suffered when classrooms, student relationships, and support systems were upended with school closures. Now is the time to provide artmaking as a conduit to help students process and express feelings, foster community with their peers, and experience self-esteem building activities through creative thinking and doing. 

What can ArtReach do to help ignite creativity in the students you serve? What are your school and community’s creative needs? How can we use art to bring more health, wellness, self-care, comfort, and emotional security to your students?

ArtReach Offers

  • In Class Artist Residencies: ArtReach Teaching Artists lead students in hands-on, standards-based visual artmaking classes. All supplies are one-time use or sanitized between classes. Lesson visuals utilize the classroom smart boards. All ArtReach staff members are vaccinated against Covid-19.
  • Outdoor Learning: Outdoor arts (mosaic, up-cycled sculpture, mural painting, paper making, fiber arts, clay, drawing from life, botanical illustration, etc.) in public spaces with socially distanced small groups.
  • Supported Learning Goals: Social Emotional Learning, Health and Wellness, Art History, STEAM, IB, VAPA Standards, Middle and High School Science, Math, and Literature. Our highly skilled and experienced Teaching Artists tie artmaking into many different disciplines, proving its accessibility and relevance to all strands of education and higher learning. Let’s design something that fits your needs!

Inquire About an ArtReach Program

Contact Brooke Benedix, Residency Program Manager at