ArtReach is excited to collaborate with The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (UW-W). UW-W offers a wide-range of unique learning opportunities. The Innovation Center at the Whitewater University Technology Park provides a remarkable resource for inventors and entrepreneurs to research, discover and create. Each year over 200 students conduct research across a wide range of disciplines. Whitewater's state of the art Young Auditorium hosts a multitude of arts and university events annually, including The Horizon program. Horizon works closely with Wisconsin school districts to provide arts-based professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers and students.
ArtReach is honored to work with the Whitewater Unified School District (WUSD). WUSD is dedicated to using student-centered learning to create lifelong learners and and engaged citizens. Students participate in the arts from kindergarten through twelfth grade. The district is comprised of five schools: Lincoln Inquiry Charter School, Washington Elementary, Lakeview Elementary, Whitewater Middle School and Whitewater High School.
ArtReach participants have able to collaborate with a number of gifted teaching artists throughout 2015. WUSD teachers and students continue to benefit from the expertise of visiting artists, e.g., Stuart Stotts and Sonja Kipper. Over the summer, the WUSD music teachers participated in an invigorating CMP workshop with musician Chris Gleason. In October, the district art teachers, UW-W faculty, and pre-service teachers engaged in a two-day workshop, "Arts and Concepts in Practice," with artist and museum educator, Kristin Smith. Looking ahead, we are excited to partner with the Young Auditorium to bring Kennedy Center teaching artist, Marcia Daft to our community in 2016. We are ready to embark on another year of wonderful partnerships with professionals in the field.