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Broaden Your Horizons with The Honeywell Foundation’s Arts-in-Education Programs

There’s nothing like a memorable learning experience. From visiting a historical place to playing an instrument for the first time, education should be fun and exciting.

That’s why the Honeywell Foundation offers a variety of Arts-in-Education programs that provide unique, engaging learning experiences to students.

The programs offer enriching arts-based educational opportunities to youth in northern Indiana and have expanded from serving two counties and 500 students in its first year, to 12 counties and 49,000 students in its seventeenth year.

Continue reading below to learn more about the Foundation’s individual Arts-in-Education programs.

Artist Residencies

The Foundation’s curriculum-based artist residencies bring visiting artists and performers into local schools to present interesting, educational assemblies and classroom workshops. Featured artists and experiences change on an annual basis, and are available free of charge to participating schools.

Through these engaging programs, students gain exposure and hands-on experience in disciplines including music, theater, visual arts, poetry, dance, and more. And, it enables educators to meet their curriculum objectives while integrating arts into a variety of academic subjects.

Student Matinees

Page-to-Stage Student Matinees bring academia to life in the Honeywell Center's Ford Theater. Here, national touring companies perform live theatrical performances of children’s literature being studied in the classroom.

Providing an opportunity for rural students to experience national tour-caliber performances tied directly to classroom subjects, the 2016-17 Student Matinees include:

The 2016-2017 lineup includes:

  • Frindle : Which was presented on Oct. 17

  • Frosty: Dec. 1

  • Biscuit: Feb. 14

  • The Rainbow Fish: March 2

Reserve your tickets today by visiting our student matinee page.

Visual Thinking Strategies

Active in more than 80 classrooms, Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) is a three-year experience for 3rd – 5th grade students that uses works of art to teach critical thinking, analytical reasoning, and problem-solving abilities.

Using the nationally recognized principles developed by Harvard and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a Honeywell Foundation facilitator visits classrooms each month to facilitate discussions about works of art with students. VTS helps students learn to navigate new situations through observation, reasoning and respectful interaction.

Banner Contest

Students are encouraged to put their artistic skills to work by creating colorful images. Selected images are then entered into competition for a chance to be reproduced into a street banner.

The 2016-17 Banner Contest is open to Miami County, Rochester Area, and Wabash County public, private and home school students.

Carnegie Hall Link Up Program

Honeywell Foundation partners with Carnegie Hall’s Link Up program to to help supplement elementary music to schools, including student workbooks and teacher guides.

In April 2017, participating students in grades 3–6 will join the Manchester Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall for a culminating concert.

Field Trips

The Honeywell Foundation offers field trip opportunities (for free!) at the Honeywell Center, Charley Creek Gardens, Dr. Ford Historic Home and Eagles Theatre.

Visual and Performing Arts

The Visual & Performing Arts Programs are intensive, multi-week summer programs that allow participants to work closely with professional artists and teachers who specialize in live theater, visual arts, and vocal performance.

Each program culminates with a theater performance or art exhibit showcasing the students' hard work.

Registration for each program begins in April 2017.

Vocal Impact Youth Choirs

Directed by Emily France, the Vocal Impact Youth Choirs invite Wabash County youth to impact their lives through music. Members can join to discover and develop their singing potential, make friends, have fun and learn valuable life lessons along the way.

The 2016-17 Vocal Impact season lasts from September through May, and features the Junior Choir, Choir One, and Elite Choir.

Visit the 2016-17 Arts-in-Education programs page for more information on each program.

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