Teaching Programs

One of the joys of doing what I do is working with kids and sharing the experience of art.  I currently participate in two programs that make the experience bringing me into your classroom as affordable as possible.  If you have questions about either program, or would like to check my availability, please get in touch. 

Artist in Residence Programs

Sponsored in part by North Dakota Council on the Arts, the  participating school is responsible for 50% of the program’s total cost.  During a residency I’ll introduce students to basic concepts in art and if requested I can coordinate my projects with other current classroom subjects.  When finished, my goal is to have students confident enough to continue on their own if the interest develops..

Here are 4 residency plans I have available for schools- please note the Common Core & National Core Art Standards in Visual Arts that are met with each residency:

Artistic Shapes & Geometry~

This engaging residency, facilitated by Jane Kalmbach, NDCA Teaching Artist and Kenmare Summer Arts Institute and USFW Jr. Duck Stamp Program instructor, has been designed to meet both ND Common Core Math Standards in Geometry and National Core Art Standards in Visual Arts.

By utilizing engaging hands-on processes, students not only deepen their understanding of shape, its properties and applications, but also create a variety of interesting and exciting works of art.

Jane has 24 years of experience working with youth as a private piano instructor and 10 years as a teaching artist in North Dakota classrooms.  Her artwork has been shown through out the state and has won several national awards.

 

~~~~Connecting children with nature through Science and Art~~~~

This intriguing residency, facilitated by Jane Kalmbach, NDCA Teaching Artist and Kenmare Summer Arts Institute and U.S. Fish  & Wildlife Service Jr. . Duck Stamp Program instructor, has been designed to meet both ND Common Core Science standards and National Core Art Standards in Visual Arts.

By sharing U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service  wetland habitat, conservation and contest guidelines,  Jane will work with the students in creating a Jr. Duck Stamp art  entry  (national art contest) while engaging the students in their knowledge of animal science, waterfowl identification and environmental issues.

Jane has 24 years of experience working with youth as a private piano instructor, 10 years as a teaching artist in North Dakota classrooms, and 5 years of teaching the Jr. Duck Stamp program in ND schools.  Her artwork has been shown through out the state and has won several national awards.

 

************ Reclaimed Art*************

Inspired by the “other” three R’s – Recycle, Re-use, and Re-purpose, this cutting edge residency takes STEM to STEAM! Using a variety of found objects, Jane Kalmbach, NDCA Teaching Artist and Kenmare Summer Arts Institute and US Fish & Wildlife Service  Jr. Duck Stamp Program instructor, helps students explores science and environmental issues through the design process.

This residency appeals to all youth, meets both ND Common Core Science standards (Engineering Design) and National Core Art Standards in Visual Arts, and encourages environmental stewardship and conservation.  Students will never look at garbage the same way again!

“Adventures with Books”

Storybooks come to life with this interactive residency that combines reading and art.  Students will love to read books as they create their favorite characters and scenes with visual art works that captures the story.

Enjoy a new experience in storytelling while meeting ND Common Core standards in language arts and music, and national Core Art Standards in visual arts.

 

Please contact North Dakota Council on the Arts at www.nd.gov/arts/

Specific Classes Available: Pastels,  Drawing, Watercolors, Acrylics, Colored Pencils,  Zentangle art,  Clay sculpture  and Recycled Art

Please click on the video to view Roosevelt Elementary School-  NDCA artist in residence grant.  Visual art classes were held for grades K-5.

North Dakota Junior Duck Stamp Contest

Sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, these sessions help students prepare entries for the Jr. Duck Stamp Contest where each student creates a work of art featuring waterfowl.  I handle all the contest entries and provide all materials at NO COST to the school or students.

Students will learn about waterfowl habitat, wildlife conservation and have access to a variety of educational materials to help them create a work of art.  This class addresses ND Common Core Science Standards, ND Common Core Math Standards in Geometry and National Core Art Standards.

Classes are available to schools, 4H groups, boy/girl scouts, and private classes.

Please contact Jane (dakotablessings@gmail.com) to book a class today !

Kenmare Summer Arts Institute

This is a 5 week summer arts program.  I teach 4 levels of visual art lessons, where students can learn new techniques and enjoy many different art mediums.  Their art is on display at numerous  public events- along with an entry at the N.D. state fair.  These workshops are open to students entering 3rd grade through 12th grade.   Other classes available include a Readers Theatre,  Cooking, Dance and Writing sessions.

Dakota Kids Art

Dakota Kids art is an opportunity for youth to join me in small group art classes – sessions are held after school for grades 2-12.   Classes are held on Wednesdays each week.  Students will enjoy learning new techniques and have a variety of art mediums to use.    Please call or email for more information !

Teachers are Saying…

Jane brings a whole new level of artwork to the classroom. Her expertise and charisma inspire students to get in touch with their creative sides, and she makes it look so easy! She’s a great asset to both myself and my students.

Terese Skordal
5th Grade Teacher, Kenmare Elementary School