How can a COMPAS Teaching Artist help you reach your classroom goals?

All COMPAS programs can be customized, but here are some of our most popular options to get you started:

Residencies

Creative Classroom residencies provide in-depth opportunities for students to learn about an art form, build a mastery of skills in that art form, understand the cultural, historical, personal contexts, and then present new creative work. All residencies align with classroom goals and standards.

All residencies begin with teacher and artist co-planning. Together we modify/ adjust programs to complement and enrich existing curriculum and/or to meet specific goals or learning standards. Then the residency begins! Residencies can last for one week, or a series of weeks. The standard residency includes 20 sessions with an artist--four sessions per day for five days. Each day the artist works with the same four groups of students. Each day’s lesson builds on the one before and works towards a showcase of student work at the end of the week.

Residencies include family guides for the students to take home including vocab, resources, and artist bios. Sessions last for 45-60 minutes. Class sizes are no more than 30 students.

While this standard residency works for most schools, it doesn’t work for all. We are happy to customize! All residencies begin with teaching and artist co-planning.  Together we modify/ adjust programs to complement and enrich existing curriculum and/or to meet specific goals or learning standards. Residencies take place at your site and can last from one week to multiple months.

 Students in lester prairie, mn work with COmpas teaching artist kelly meister to create a multi-media dragon sculpture

Students in lester prairie, mn work with COmpas teaching artist kelly meister to create a multi-media dragon sculpture

Workshops

Creative Classroom workshops offer students the chance to complete a stand-alone project,  experience and try out the basic building blocks of an art form through an exposure session. Workshops typically last 45-60 minutes; a minimum of two back to back is preferred. Class sizes are no more than 30 students.

Performances

 Dallas Johnson of siama's congo music offers interactive performances where everyone gets to make music and learn together

Dallas Johnson of siama's congo music offers interactive performances where everyone gets to make music and learn together

Creative Classroom performances engage a larger group with a balance of performance, demonstration and interaction. COMPAS Teaching Artists come from around the world and are excited to share their cultures, art forms, and/or personal stories. Length is typically 45-60 minutes. Some performances also have companion workshops. Performances are for groups of up to 300 audience members.

Remote/Online Mentorships

Creative Classroom can place an artist in your school via online meeting platforms! Meetings can be held between the artist and a small group of students or a whole classroom using the platform of your choice. This option cuts down on travel fees and empowers students to learn new technology along with new arts skills. Sessions last 45-60 minutes.