Kaleidoscope Arts in Education Programs

Welcome to Kaleidoscope Arts in Education Programs!

Kaleidoscope is an innovative program that links professional artists with teachers and students in Muskoka. Using the nationally acclaimed ArtsSmarts model, our teacher - artist teams use the arts to increase student engagement in their learning.

We've had a great 2012/2013 school year so far and are looking forward to our final school project taking place at V.K. Greer Public School from June 17th-21st! Students will have the opportunity to work with artists Gordon Miller and with native artist Tracey Pawis and Elder Audrey Pawis exploring native teachings. The school project will also be happening in conjunction with an International Think Tank taking place on Wasaan Island, Lake Rosseau. 

Plans are well underway for the 2013/2014 school year and we look forward to bringing arts in education programs into the schools again next year!

Our Summer Arts Camp will be running again this summer for one week only! Be sure not to miss this exciting performance and visual arts-based camp as the children will explore the story of "The Magical Land of Oz!" You can find more information here and registration details here. We hope to see you at camp!

2012 - 2013 HIGHLIGHTS:

"Reimagining Through Mask and Mind" integrated arts project at Bracebridge Public School, May 6 - 10, 2013 :

During the week of May 6th-10th, grade 7 & 8 students had the opportunity to participate in an Arts Week. A student film by Bracebridge Public School student Michael Simpson with the help of documentary filmmaker Virginia Hastings.

2011 - 2012 HIGHLIGHTS:

"Do Something" integrated arts project at Bracebridge Public School, May 1 - 4, 2012 :

Grade 7 & 8 students explored citizenship and community engagement through visual arts, creative writing, rhythm and filmmaking. Here's a video that a group of the BPS students filmed, with the help of documentary filmmaker Virginia Hastings.

"Soul of Place" integrated arts project at VK Greer Public School, Port Sydney, June 19 - 23, 2012:

Grade 7 & 8 students took part in painting workshops with aboriginal artist Gordon Miller and poetry workshops with Emma Lovell. The work was presented at VK Greer's Aboriginal Day celebrations on June 21st, and at an internationally-attended celebration at Clevelands House on June 23rd.

Check out the video below to get an idea of some of our recent projects and what the participants have to say about them.

Kaleidoscope is the primary mission and initiative of the Muskoka Chautauqua, and is the official ArtsSmarts Partner for the Muskoka region.