about the P.A.I.N.T. program

P.A.I.N.T. - Program for Arts Integration for New Teachers - is a collaborative partnership among the University of Wisconsin-Stout and community and school programs. These partnerships expose pre-service teachers (Art Education and Early Childhood Education students at UW-Stout) to arts-based teaching internships in order to:

  • Increase the confidence of university students who are studying to become teachers.
  • Enhance pre-service teachers' skills, strategies, and experiences in teaching.
  • Provide financial support and recognition to interns for their teaching service: $500 per completed 40-hour internship. 

BECOMING A P.A.I.N.T. intern

Arts Integration Menomonie (A.I.M.) accepts applications from Art Education and Early Childhood Education students at UW-Stout to participate in its P.A.I.N.T. program. 

P.A.I.N.T. offers hands-on arts teaching experiences through 40- hour "internships" in community programs over the course of a semester.

Upon completion of the internship, the PAINT intern receives a $500 stipend.

Expectations of the P.A.I.N.T. pre-service teacher participant include:

  • Arts teaching at a local community organization for 40 hours in a semester.
  • Professional and clear communication with assigned partner intern and with P.A.I.N.T. Coordinator.
  • Responding to e-mail correspondence or phone message within 48 hours.
  • Working with P.A.I.N.T. Coordinator and/or site Supervisor to develop and plan arts lessons.
  • Providing documented feedback and reflection through various means of data collection, as identified by the P.A.I.N.T. Coordinator

    Watch video above:  UW-Stout students who are learning to become teachers gain paid hands-on internships, teaching art classes in community and school organizations.


    THREE FACES OF P.A.I.N.T.

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    P.A.I.N.T. - COMMUNITY INTERNSHIPS

    P.A.I.N.T. community classes are taught by pre-service teachers at UW-Stout,where each intern earns $500 per 40-hour internship.  Classes are developed by the interns themselves, and are usually taught in pairs among Early Childhood Education and Art Education pre-service teachers. 

    Classes previously offered have included:
    Arts and Crafts, Watercolor Painting, Creative Movement, Garden Art, Beading and Henna, Drawing, Duct Tape Art, Sculpture, Fiber Arts, Creative Fashion, Mural Painting, Yoga, Art Around the World, Makin' Music, Hip Hop, Creative Technology, and more.


    Community partners have included:
    BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB (River Heights Elementary School)
    ROCKY'S K-2 AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM (River Heights Elementary School)
    JUMPSTART AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM (Parks and Recreation Department)
    DUNN COUNTY JAIL
    THURSDAY THRILL SEEKERS (Parks and Recreation Department)
    ART AT THE ARC Of Dunn County

    P.A.I.N.T. INSTALLATIONS

    Collaborative large-scale art installations have become another internship program for P.A.I.N.T.  The projects involve different mediums and styles of art as utilized by UW-Stout Art Education staff and students.

    Current installations include:
    RIVER HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN'S LITERATURE MURAL
    DOWNSVILLE SUSTAINABILITY MURAL
    WAKANDA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MOSAIC MURALS OF THE SEASONS
    OAKLAWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL READING MURALS
    MINI MABEL TAINTER THEATERS AT ALL 5 DISTRICT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
    RIVER HEIGHTS WALL DECAL PHOTOGRAPHY
    UW-STOUT LIBRARY PROJECTS

    P.A.I.N.T. INTERNATIONAL

    P.A.I.N.T. INTERNATIONAL is an extension of the P.A.I.N.T. program that partners UW-Stout with the Peace Corps. UW-Stout interns teach K-5 students in the community while concurrently teaching students in Botswana, Africa via Skype technology. These are Saturday art classes.