free art classes for children and families!
registration is open for fall, 2018

  • “p.a.i.n.t. saturdays” - K-5 art classes

  • family "canvas creations"

Does your child enjoy drawing, painting, and other art forms?  Arts Integration Menomonie (A.I.M) offers FREE ART CLASSES at UW-Stout!  As part of A.I.M.'s P.A.I.N.T. program (Program for Arts Integration for New Teachers), UW-Stout students who are learning to become teachers gain hands-on teaching experiences in arts-based community classes.  We welcome community members from the Menomonie area and beyond to participate, free of charge.

LIMIT OF 20 STUDENTS PER SESSION; if a session fills, you will automatically be added to the wait list.


early childhood education, art education, AND SPECIAL EDUCATION MAJORS at uw-stout

we are accepting applications for fall 2018.


Are you a University of Wisconsin- Stout student in the Art Education, Special Education, or Early Childhood Education program? 
Are you interested in completing 40 hours of hands-on arts teaching to earn $500? 

Arts Integration Menomonie (A.I.M.) accepts applications to participate in its P.A.I.N.T. (Program for Arts Integration for New Teachers) program.  P.A.I.N.T. forms collaborative relationships among teacher candidates at UW-Stout to teach arts classes in the Menomonie community.

The A.I.M. Executive Board and UW-Stout program faculty select two interns per community class for a shared teaching experience.  For their participation, interns will be awarded a $500 stipend upon completion of each internship.

P.A.I.N.T. internships are open to UW-Stout Education majors only.


WE ARE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS from menomonie organizations to hOST arts internships

Are you an organization (for-profit or non-profit) that is interested in offering high quality arts classes at no cost to you? 

A.I.M partners with local organizations and schools through its P.A.I.N.T. (Program for Arts Integration for New Teachers) internships.  In collaboration with your organization, our Coordinator develops arts-based classes to be taught by Education majors from UW-Stout.

For 40+ hours per semester "internship", the community organization gains high quality interns (pre-service teachers) to teach arts-based classes which can include visual arts, theater, dance, music, and any creative mode of expression. 

This collaborative partnership between the university and the community provides pre-service teacher interns with hands-on teaching experiences, while the interns provide high quality arts instruction to the organization's members.  AIM funds the interns' pay for teaching the classes and for purchasing supplies for the class offerings.



Are you a professional artist with experience working with young people in educational settings? 

A teaching artist is:

  • An accomplished artist in his/her field.

  • Proficient in teaching that includes planning, communicating, instructing, and collaborating with a classroom teacher, to engage young people in learning through an art form.