“Arts in (Edu)Action” – New Program with KSOA and LDSB

Limestone Learning Foundation
“Arts in (Edu)Action” – New Program with KSOA and LDSB
Posted on 02/17/2023
“Arts in (Edu)Action” – New Program with KSOA and LDSBKingston School of Art is excited to announce the launch of “Arts in (Edu)Action,” a new program in partnership with Limestone District School Board.

“Arts in (Edu)Action” seeks to build teacher capacity and confidence, with intermediate teachers, in facilitating the creative process through arts-based training and peer-to-peer support from community-rooted teaching artists. This is an opportunity for classroom educators to explore the creative process in classroom settings with an artist-in-residence.

KSOA General Manager Maddi Andrews says, “It is important for educators to have opportunities to reflect on the purpose of arts creation in an intermediate setting. We hope everyone involved will see value in the process, not only the product!”

Furthermore, this will build confidence and capacity in staff and students alike. It will reinforce the value of the arts, and how art does not have to be in isolation, but can be connected to the curriculum. “Arts in (Edu)Action” will help students gain an understanding of themselves and the world around them.

According to Rae McDonald, Equity and Inclusion Consultant for Limestone District School Board, “We are excited about the potential impact this program could have, for all involved! ‘Arts in (Edu)Action’ will work to build educator confidence in using the creative process to connect cross-curricular, inquiry-based learning, while students will have the opportunity to share their perspectives, voices, concerns, and visions for creating a culture of positive change.”

“Arts in (Edu)Action” will be launched in some intermediate classrooms across Limestone District School Board beginning in April. Limestone intermediate teachers will have the opportunity to self-identify participation through an expression of interest.

This program is generously funded by the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area.

Teaching Artists
Full biographies and workshop details

Artist Abby Nowakowski

Artist Emebet Belete

Artist Hillary Werth
Image credit: KSOA

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.