Debra Tygell speaks with MB Hanrahan about Artists In The Classroom, which is a Ventura County Arts Council program.

This is the only multi-disciplinary arts residency program available to every K-8 school in Ventura County. AIC offers eight week residencies in dance, music, poetry, visual and performing arts.

Their professional artist educators have taught children of all ages. When a classroom teacher selects a residency, the teaching artist tailors the eight-week program to the appropriate grade level. Many instructors bring a multi-cultural and historical awareness to their lessons, helping students gain an understanding of their own and other cultures, past and present.


Director: Michelle Hoover

Floor Manager: Veronica Slavin

Audio Engineer: Dan Feliz

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Artists In The Classroom
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2 thoughts on “Artists In The Classroom

  • March 29, 2019 at 9:32 am

    What about Children’s Celebration of the Arts in Ventura? I worked for them for 18 years. Are they gone?
    I moved out of state so in the dark.

  • March 31, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    I remember a ceramics teacher coming into our classroom. Working with clay was wonderful. Creating in a hands-on way! As an adult, I am still a creative, and currently attending graduate school. The arts are SO important! Thank you, Deby Tygell for doing your good work bringing the arts to our children!


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