In honor of Black History Month, we had a few Teaching Artists share their thoughts on the importance of black artists, why representation matters and how we can celebrate all year round!Read More
Everyday COMPAS pieces together Teaching Artists with passionate students, teachers, older adults, community members and so many countless others to make meaningful and life-changing art. Sharra Frank working on mosaics with Northeast Residence was no exception. Since September 2018, residents have created over 160 pieces with Sharra!Read More
Some things to know for January: Minnesota is a frozen tundra, remember to change the year when jotting down the date and of course, it’s Mentorship Month! Teaching and spoken-word artist See More Perspective took some time to write about the importance of mentoring and what it means to him.Read More
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