K12 Gallery & TEJAS is pleased to offer the AIR, Artist in Residency Program to schools in the greater Miami Valley region who are not able to offer students a comprehensive visual arts program. The benefits of creative expression as part of a total K12 learning experience is well-researched.

AIR Art Education Program for Schools: Offering innovative art instruction to schools in the Greater Miami Valley area.

Schools we currently serve include: Ascension, Chaminade Julienne High School, Dayton Leadership Academy, Mother Brunner, Piqua Catholic, St. Anthony, St. Benedict, and Montgomery County Juvenile Courts Schools: CAS, Detention Center and Nicholas Liberty.

The Art Education Program is designed to provide instruction to children and teens in schools with no formal visual arts programs or as a supplement to their current program. Certified & professional teaching artists provide lesson plans, instruction, and materials.

Interested in finding out more information about our AIR Art Education Program or creating a new program for your school or facility?  Please contact , Jerri Stanard, AIR Program Manager, by email at [email protected] or by phone at (937) 461-5149

Artist helping young people

The Artist in Residency (AIR) program is designed to provide instruction to children in school about visual arts. In-classroom instructional residencies focus on variant art forms that are intended to help students learn the creative process; acquire technical abilities; apply the arts process to other areas of study and develop a variety of learning skills that help revise ideas, get feedback, and work collaboratively (as well as independently.)

The Artist Resident assigned to your school is responsible for all aspects of classroom management. Some aspects of management include lesson planning as well as gathering necessary project supplies. Artists will work with your staff to coordinate classroom-themed projects with interdisciplinary connections to history, math or calendar events.

During the school year, your students will be invited to show their artwork at the K12 Gallery. Parents, students and staff are also welcome to attend the Open House. In addition, students receive information to local and regional art competitions.

Goals of the AIR Program for students

  • Understand different responses to art and its interdisciplinary connections with other disciplines
  • Recognize that people from various times and cultures create artworks to be viewed, valued and enjoyed
  • Connect art to individual choice and understanding of cultural identity
  • Identify historical artists influence and understand their contribution
  • Explore a range of art concepts and construct meaning about the work
  • Form and express art opinions to effectively access critique
  • Showcase artwork at an exhibit at the students’ school as well as the gallery at K12 Gallery & TEJAS
  • Develop a sense of accomplishment, quality task performance and goal attainment required to succeed in the 21st century workplace

Curriculum Alignment

K12 Gallery & TEJAS partnership delivers urban visual art education with premiere activities and event coordination that exceeds common core standards through:

  • Art shows
  • Exhibits
  • Resources to afterschool art curricular opportunitie
    • Artist in Training
    • Flex-credit
    • Regional and local competition
    • Summer Art Camp
    • Saturday Art Classes
    • Scholastic Art Awards