Earlier this winter, Teaching Artist Susan Armington visited Highlands Elementary with colored pencils and paper at the ready for her drawing residency. She had 8 classes; 4 with 1st through 3rd graders and another 4 with 3rd through 5th graders.Read More
Vivian never thought she’d have the chance to be an artist.
She’d already spent her whole life creating things -- building a happy home life for her children, and creating many special memories for her grandchildren.
But now, experiencing memory loss and living full-time in a residence for older adults, it seemed like her creative days were over. That is, until COMPAS Teaching Artist Zoë Bird arrived…Read More
Welding master, pie baker, and lover of vintage clothes. Mix it all together and you have our Arts Program Manger Marlaine Cox! Get to know more about her in an all new Inside the COMPAS Studio.Read More
This November gave us a lot to be thankful for! Here’s your recap of all the creativity that went down…
Give to the Max Day!
Teaching Artist Saymoukda Vongsay’s children’s book
2 for 1 Artist Spotlight
Capturing memories with Media Mike
Finding Your Voice
“Let’s get messy… life isn’t scripted. Feed into your work and see what happens.” A mantra most artists can live by, for Amy Hallberg this was the jumping off point for her adventures as a writer almost 31 years ago while she was working with a COMPAS Teaching Artist at Prior Lake High School. Read all about how this experience not only shaped her career, but her life as well.Read More
20 years of comedy gold mixed with a passion for teaching and an knack for improv and you’ve got Teaching Artist Levi Weinhagen! Check out his artist spotlight from this summer as he discusses his comedic inspirations, his theater company, Comedy Suitcase, and how comedy can get us through the joy and the pain.Read More
A picture is worth a thousand words. For Mike Hazard, or more formally known as Media Mike, it’s worth a 1,000 stories. He has been clicking his camera with COMPAS since 1979 and creating beautiful images ever since!Read More