About Teaching Artists

A.I.M.'s teaching artists are professional artists who teach and integrate their art form, perspectives, and skills into Menomonie's elementary schools. A.I.M.'s teaching artists work with teachers in schools and workshops.

A.I.M.'s teaching artists are part of a highly skilled community of arts integration experts. They are professional artists and skilled collaborators with experience in educational settings.

The C.I.T.A. program engages teaching artists in residencies with teachers in elementary schools.

A TEACHING ARTIST IS 

  • An accomplished artist in his/her field. 
  • A collaborative instructor, proficient at engaging teachers and young people in learning in, through, and about his/her art form.

A.I.M.'s teaching artists represent many creative art forms:

  • Music, Theater, Dance, Visual arts, Media Arts, Circus Arts, Storytelling, and other arts-related fields.

A.I.M.'S TEACHING ARTISTS in action!
"ARTS NIGHT"

KRIS WINTER

Teaching Artist - Storyteller
River Heights Kindergarten Team, performing at inaugural Arts Night at the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts in Menomonie, Wisconsin.

Yata Peinovich

Teaching Artist - Music Composition
Yata Peinovich accompanies students from the Little Sprouts Academy. 

BABATUNDE LEA

Teaching Artist - Drummer
The Little Sprouts Academy of Menomonie, Wisconsin sings the Sight Words Song, accompanied by A.I.M. teaching artist, Babatunde Lea.

KOBI SHAW

Teaching Artist - Circus Arts
Students of Wakanda Elementary Kindergarten Class present the Solar System, using circus arts to enhance their curriculum.

Erika Svanoe

Teaching Artist - Music Composition
The River Heights second graders showcase arts-integrated lessons taught this spring as part of the Menomonie school district’s curriculum with A.I.M.''s teaching artist, Erika Svanoe. 

Beau Janke

Teaching Artist - Music Composition and Visual Arts
Teaching Artist Beau Janke worked with Ms. Avery Weber's First Grade Class at River Heights Elementary School. Featuring "The Big Song", "The Peace Corner", and "The Singing Tree Project".