Education School Programs

Cultural Connections Through the Arts

Cultural Connections Through the Arts is a classroom-based artist residency program offering arts-integrated learning experiences to support core class curricula and master classes to elevate young artists to the next level. Classroom residencies, lectures and master classes are led by professional teaching artists.

Poetry Personal to Performance is a week-long residency that opens the door to personal writing with a glimpse of poetry as performance art. Professional touring poetry slam artist KJ Miner engages students in journal writing. Through idea mapping, writing exercises and group critiques, journal entries develop into poems. Final works are shared with classmates at the end of each session.


Session 1: The Biographic Map – Students draw from people, places and events in their past to create a nostalgic poem.
Session 2: See Me Now – To inspire reflective poetry, students consider how their ideas of self are similar or different from the ways in which they might be perceived by others.