Arts in the Classroom

Arts in the Classroom

2014 – 2015


The Artists in the Classroom formerly administered by the Ventura County Office of Education is now being administered by the Ventura County Arts Council (VCAC).

The VCAC Artists in the Classroom Program offers eight-week residencies by teaching artists of unique and experienced vision. Each artist is skilled in communicating and is committed to assuring every child has a successful creative experience. In addition to presenting exciting approaches to dance, visual, music and performing arts, many of the artists also bring multi-cultural and historical aspects to the classroom. This helps students gain an understanding of their own and other cultures, past and present.

The Professional Teaching Artists in the Artist in the Classroom program have experience with children of all ages. When you select a residency for your classroom, the artist you choose will work with the classroom teacher to tailor the eight-week program to the appropriate grade level.

The Fee for an eight-week residency is $450 payable to the Ventura County Arts Council. The VCAC must receive payment before the residency can begin. Each residency is for one classroom only*. Funding for residencies is each school’s responsibility.

VCAC Artists in the Classroom program is continuously adding new teaching artists to our catalog. If you do not see a program that fulfills you specific need(s) please call us (805) 658-2213.


Reserve your residency now by requesting and completing the Registration Form!

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Information and Registration
(805) 658-2213     (805) 658-2281 Fax



2014-2015 Roster of Teaching Artists


Lisa Baisner – Visual Arts

Patti Carlson – Visual Arts

Alina Cenal – Theatre & Dance

Jennifer Donaldson — Dance

Josie Enfield – Yoga for Kids

Marci Hersel – Visual Arts

Tomi Ito-Levin – Visual Arts

Janice Hubbard Lindsay – Music

Jeff Loudermilk – Cartooning

James Meehan – Theatre

Lorrie Milton – Visual Arts

Karen Narula – Dance

Catherine Patelzick – Visual Arts

Ailish Riggs – Theatre

Jackie Ringhof – Dance

Fernando Salinas – Spoken Word/Poetry

Toni Stein – Visual Arts

Jim Swing – Music

Heidi Zin – Visual Arts


*Residencies are intended for one average classroom of students.

If you wish to depart from this model please contact VCAC