Quietly (and not so quietly) at work outside of the spotlight, the Center’s Education Through the Arts program serves to enrich the lives of children and adults in our community through a broad range of learning opportunities. One of the leading programs of its kind nationwide, the Center’s approach to arts education is both unique and highly effective. It not only teaches about the arts (music, theater, dance, and visual art) but also uses the arts as a dynamic tool for teaching and learning all core subjects, such as math, science, and literature. Hence the name: Education THROUGH the Arts.
For Grades PK-12
The Center’s performances for school groups, Artists in the Schools residencies, Set the Stage classroom visits, specially designed study guides and Music For Schools instrument lending library directly assist with school district curriculum for grades PK-12, while also helping to build young audiences for the performing arts. Financial assistance and teacher information are available to help provide the power of the arts to more students.
For Adult Learners
For adults, we support life-long learning through the arts by providing Professional Development opportunities for teachers, Pre- and Post-Show Discussions to add greater understanding and enjoyment to the performing arts experience, and Master Classes presented by world-class performing artists.
The Arts Center’s education programs are highly subsidized in order to keep costs affordable for all. Thanks to the generosity our community, we serve more than 30,000 children and adults annually. THANK YOU!
|Amaturo Family Foundation, Inc.||Kate Ecker and John Mackie||Joan and Mack Schwing|
|The Broderick Fund of Community
Foundation Sonoma County/Partners in Philanthropy Program
|Mike and Jessica Sutton||Alan and Susan Seidenfeld|
|Liam and Diana Callahan||Sherry and Pete Swayne||Sonoma Lavender/Gary and Rebecca Rosenberg|
|Mary Cardaras and Fran Fifis||Welfare League||Carol J. Steele|
|Walter and Kathryn Clark/United Auto Center||John and Laura Whiting||Daniel Steele, Jr.|
|Schulz Donor Advised Fund of Community Foundation Sonoma County||Kiwanis Club of Oakmont Foundation||Larry and Tracey Stidham|
|Nadine Cribbins||Shirley Milligan||Anonymous|
|Greg Dexter||Mrs. Evert Person|
|Karen and Joseph Donner III||Bill and Mary-Louise Reinking|
Executive Director Rick Nowlin interviewed about Education Through the Arts