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Resources on Artist-in-Residency and Folk Art and Music Education Programs

The following list contains resources on folk artist-in-residency and folk art and music education programs, both ongoing and past.  This list may be updated as more resources become available. 


Resources on "Teaching by Making” in Education:

  • Blog article "How the Maker Movement Is Moving into Classrooms,” by Vicki Davis on Edutopia, focuses on "maker movement” classrooms that "emphasize making, inventing, and creativity.” The article is full of links to further resources on the topic, including books, websites, online videos, and more. Read the full article here:


Past Successful Artist-in--Residency Programs:

  • "Weaving Wonders in Second Grade,” is an article by Natasha Agrawal, ESL teacher and community folklore scholar, on a successful 12 week residency program at Carroll Robbins Elementary School in Trenton, New Jersey. Through a grant provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, twenty-five bilingual and ESL students learned Guatemalan weaving techniques from Artist-in-Residence Master Weaver Armando Sosa. For the full article, visit:
  • "From the Studio to the Classroom,” is an article written by Garret K. Woodward for the Smokey Mountain News. Smokey Mountain Elementary School in Whittier hosted metalsmith and artist William Rogers for a two-week course, made possible through an "Arts in Education” grant from the North Carolina Arts Council. Read the full article here:



Music Education Resources and After school Programs:

  • Delta Blues Museum Programs – The Delta Blues Museum offers blues classes. The purpose of the Delta Blues Museum’s Arts and Education Program is to continue the great musical tradition born in the Mississippi Delta: the Delta blues. The Arts and Education program teaches students to play music and keeps the history of the Delta blues alive. Students are taught to play the blues on the instrument or instruments of their choice. Instructors utilize the oral tradition, recorded music, video, instruction books, and handouts to educate the students in a classroom environment. The students progress from learning the basics of playing music to working together as a band. The Delta Blues Museum sponsors special educational programs and workshops in conjunction with local festivals and events (such as the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival, Clarksdale, Mississippi, August 7-10th). Visit the Delta Blues Museum for more information.



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