ARTS San Antonio is proud to present the 2011-2012 ARtsTEach Catalog, a collaboration between schools, corporate interest and the community. Since its inception, ARtsTEach has been bringing all forms of the arts to elementary schools across San Antonio. We intend to continue our commitment to better education through the arts by seeing that the ARtsTEach program reaches more children in San Antonio and the surrounding area each year. Through the ARtsTEach program, ARTS San Antonio intends to continue building partnerships and developing the ever increasing knowledge that "the arts are basic to education".
When you receive your ARtsTEach Catalog, take time to look it over and get familiar with it because, even though the cover might look the same as last year's, the contents have had some changes. We have added exciting new workshops and there have been some changes to the Artist Roster. We are thrilled and excited to have all of these artists be a part of our program, we know that they are amongst the very best in San Antonio and some of them have been favorites of yours for a long time. It is our hope that ARtsTEach will remain a very vibrant, positive and memorable part of your students' curriculum.
Using the ARtsTEach Catalog:
The workshops in this catalog are organized by grade levels; Kâ€“2 and 3â€“5. All 3rd to 5th grade workshops can be adapted to the secondary grade levels. This has been done to help teachers pick grade relevant workshops and to assure optimum results from the service.
Contained in these sections are workshops representing the full range of art disciplines, including: Cultural, Dance, Literature, Music, Theatre and Visual Art. Teachers and administrators are encouraged to browse through the entire catalog to see what might support the goals and objectives at their appropriate class or campus. We also encourage teacher/artist communication prior to the workshops. This way the teacher can present any special needs or curriculum requests to assure a successful experience for all participants. ARtsTEach believes in grade level consistency.
When ordering ARtsTEach workshops please keep in mind that the minimum requested time for any artist is two hours IN CONSECUTIVE TIME SLOTS. We have a minimum request in order to enable the artists to set aside blocks of time at a particular school and spend less time traveling. With the extra travel time, artists fill up their days very quickly causing other schools to be denied their request for workshops. Please remember that a request form is a "Request" and that the artist may have already received requests for the same day that you are requesting. For scheduling purposes, ARtsTEach suggests sending in requests AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. This means sending in the request at least two full weeks prior to the date requested. Requests received within two-weeks of the date requested can not be guaranteed by ARtsTEach .
We have found that a lot of the schools use the program mostly during the months of April and May and we are inundated with requests at that time. ARtsTEach is a year around program and we would like to see more schools utilize it to support their curriculum throughout the entire school year.
When you see a workshop that you would like to schedule for your students, fill out the request form and have your principal sign it. Please fax it to the attention of the ARtsTEach coordinator at (210) 226-1981 or mail to ARtsTEach c/o Arts San Antonio - 222 E. Houston Street, Suite 400 - San Antonio, Texas 78205. You can also order workshops via our web site at www.artssanantonio.com (we still need to have the signed request faxed or sent in to us).
Workshops costs are based on a maximum of 25 students per class, unless otherwise indicated in the individual workshop description. The price of each workshop is listed in the catalog. This price includes all materials needed for workshops in addition to expertise of the artist. Schools located outside of the Bexar County limits, but no further than 15 miles, will be charged $10.00 per round trip per artist requested. Schools located further than will be charged $0.41 per mile, per round trip. Your school will be invoiced for services provided by ARtsTEach . Invoices will be sent out immediately after the workshops have taken place.
If your school requires special billing arrangements, please contact the ARtsTEach coordinator at (210) 226-2891. All checks are to be made payable to ARTS SAN ANTONIO, under no condition is payment to be issued, or given, directly to the artists.