Arts Partners in Wichita has gathered together an outstanding group of professional artists that make magic happen in area schools. Whether it is through an unforgettable story, an original or tailored song, a scientific project artfully created, an art project that becomes a permanent installation for a school, or a stage production that artists facilitate with student performers, the results are outstanding. Through this program, professional artists enhance the exemplary work that dedicated teachers are already doing in a way that would not likely happen without them.
Arts Partners has helped schools attend our Young People's Concerts for many years. This is a wonderful opportunity for the students to be introduced to a symphony orchestra. I've enjoyed watching the children exit the concert with a great big smile and watch for their notes they send to us!
I have done several wonderful projects with arts partners. They give my students the opportunity to work with materials and topics they can't in school, and make large projects I don't have the resources for. Wonderful organization! I highly recommend.
A mosaic artist came to my classroom to help us make a rocket ship mosaic. She was so organized and very interesting! The kids had a blast doing something out of the norm. She put in the dirty long hours making the mosaic come to life. We love Arts Partners because the kids get to meet REAL artists and share in their experiences.
Arts Partners are extremely helpful and very customer-service friendly! They are wonderful partners for Wichita Public Schools and we are very lucky to have them as part of our team. The teachers, staff, and students in our district all benefit a great deal from their services.
This organization is small but mightly with a passionate staff team and dedicated teaching artists. They touch the lives of so many students and teachers in a very positive way. Their commitment to making art accessible is commendable; but even more so, is their unique approach to using art as a teaching tool for subjects across the curriculum. Too often our educational system is singularly focuses in teaching styles for children when children are very diverse in how they learn. This program makes an impact in the lives of so many children and opens their minds to subjects in a new and engaging way.
Arts Partners Wichita partners with the school district and community to engage students, educators and artists at all levels in meaningful learning strategies and experiences that literally change their lives and thinking in a positive way. They provide opportunities to cultivate creativity and innovation for college and career readiness, promote students' interest and enthusiastic engagement in learning, not only about the arts but in other subjects such as literacy, STEM and ICT, and facilitate interactive experiences that help students understand and apply knowledge and skills that are portable, memorable and relevant to learning across the curriculum and in life. The sustained commitment and high quality of instructional activity consistently exempliefied in the Arts Partners programs are rarely available at this level and scale and they are worthy of being recognized as a model non-profit organization that makes invaluable contributions to their community, region and the field.
Arts Partners provides the highest quality arts-in-education programming available in Kansas. Their executive director, Katie Lynn, is a nationally respected leader in the field.
Arts Partners helps Kansas students learn important thinking skills by integrating arts and design into the regular curriculum subjects. With over 40 practicing artists in a disciplines such as drawing, papermaking, music, game design, and more, Arts Partners inspires thousands of Kansas students in over 100 schools.