Perkins Center for the Arts has been committed to arts education throughout its history. The Center offers arts and training programs for students, teachers, service organizations, and schools.
Perkins Center’s ARTS (Arts Reaching the Students) in-school residency program places professional artists in local schools for residencies ranging in length from 6 to 20 days. Individually designed projects build visual skills, develop deliberate habits of mind, teach problem-solving strategies and encourage communication among students. Perkins Center’s teaching artists work closely with the school’s art and classroom teachers to incorporate the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, 21st Century Skills and the National Arts Standards into the learning process.
The ARTS Program is co-sponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Past Perkins Center ARTS programs have introduced students to a variety of media, including papermaking, fabric arts, sculpture, painting, theater, dance and mural arts
Themes incorporated into the residencies have included cultural diversity, environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and individual school themes related to character values and year long study areas.
For more information and to register your school please contact Perkins Center for the Arts, email@example.com or 856.235.6488. Ask for Allison Hunt, Education Director.
Perkins Center for the Arts also serves teachers and schools by facilitating Professional Development/In-Service programs for area schools. Perkins Center for the Arts has provided In-Service programming for the Medford Township, Mount Laurel, Carteret and Southampton Public School Districts. The in-service program is designed with the Curriculum Supervisor and can be adapted across grade levels. Each custom designed residency incorporates the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, 21st Century Skills and the National Arts Standards into the learning process.
For more information and to arrange an In-Service program for your school, please contact Perkins Center for the Arts, firstname.lastname@example.org or 856.235.6488. Ask for Allison Hunt, Education Director.
Schools served in ARTS residency program include
- George Washington School
- Lanning Square
- Benjamin Franklin Elementary
- Longfellow Elementary
- Brookfield Academy Elementary School
Haddon Heights, NJ
- Bret Harte Elementary School
Cherry Hill, NJ
- Haines Sixth Grade Center
- Kirby’s Mill School
- John Fenwick Elementary School
- M. H. Allen School
- Roebling School
- Cranberry Pines Elementary School
- Millbridge Elementary School
- Memorial Middle Complex
- Howard L. Emmons School
- Chairville School
- Upper Elementary School
- Bear Tavern Elementary School