Longmont Council for the Arts


Mt. View Elementary

Mt. View Elementary 2014

Artist in Residence

Over Two Decades & Counting







The Artist in Residence (AIR) program is a partnership between the LCA and the St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) that promotes the mutually beneficial relationship between art and academics.

 Each year, the SVVSD estimates at least 250 students per school benefit from involvement in the AIR program. These students represent a variety of socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. The Artists in Residence commit to 40 hours of classroom time. Each receives a stipend and money for materials. During their programs, the artists share their skills and knowledge with the next generation. In this setting, students who may not otherwise get the chance are introduced to the world of art, observe artists in action, and participate in the creative process. When the project is complete, students are rewarded with a performance or completed piece of art that they can share with families, other students, and the community. Some students may never have had previous exposure to fine art come away with a finer appreciation of art.

2014 Artist in Residence Projects

Legacy Elementary – Multi-media Mural with Peg Hilliard

Niwot Elementary – Poetry and Printmaking with Cynthia Marsh

Mt. View Elementary – Movement and Literature with Jessica Robblee

Skyline High School – Post-industrial Art with Bruce Campbell

Mt. States Children’s Home – Summer Art Classes with Aaron Sprong

Susan Weschler Mosaic

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For more information about Artists in Residence, please contact the LCA at info@artslongmont.org

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