AIS NEWS! Welcome Kelsey Cardoni to Artists-in- Schools! In addition to offering 4 & 8 week residencies, Kelsey also offers Paint Night group sessions as a way to fundraise for your school site residency. All supplies are provided for Paint Night sessions and are open to all ages. Call for details, 209-468-4973.

Now accepting 2017/2018 Bookings!                                                 Each of our Visual Artists has created lesson plans with a focus on the following categories:Multicultural Art - Know the Artist - Elements of Art - Art Genres.

Book today! See the Request an Artist tab or call 209-468-4973.

 The AIS Handbook page will answer any questions you may have about our program. Click the AIS Handbook tab above.

Welcome

Welcome to the Artists-in Schools program.

For over 65 years, San Joaquin County Office of Education has placed an emphasis on arts education.

We are fortunate in San Joaquin County that our local districts and schools support the arts and the extraordinary value it provides our students.  We know that music and the arts have a profound effect on students’ achievement in mathematics, science, language arts and beyond.  In fact, studies continue to show that students who participate in music and art programs outperform their peers in academic achievement and assessments.  Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, said “I have seen the critical role that the arts play in stimulating creativity and in developing vital communities; the arts have a crucial impact on our economy and are an important catalyst for learning, discovery, and achievement in our country.”

Thank you to our students, teachers, administrators, parents and families for their continued support of music and the arts.

James A. Mousalimas                                             County Superintendent of Schools

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We thank you for making the Arts a priority at your school site and we congratulate you on taking steps to insure that your students receive a well-rounded education that includes the Arts.

-Sandra Wendell, AIS Program Coordinator    209-468-4973