Teaching Artist Residencies
For over ten years, Sitka Fine Arts Camp has brought dozens of Teaching Artist Residencies to classrooms of all grade levels. Our Teaching Artist Residencies are carefully designed to integrate every area of artistic expression into the curriculum of the classroom teacher. They bring the expertise of both locally, nationally and internationally recognized artists, and provide immersive arts learning opportunities for teachers, students and community alike. SFAC Teaching Artist Residencies have been implemented locally at every school in Sitka, as well in remote communities around Alaska. Ask us about what kind of program we can create and bring to your school.
Sitka Fine Arts Camp and the Colombian government's Programa Nacional de Estímulos partner to bring two Colombian artists to Sitka each fall. The partnership with Colombia was made possible through a collaboration between SFAC Director Roger Schmidt and Colombia's former Vice Minister of Culture, Maria Claudia Lopez Sorzano, whom Schmidt met while participating in the National Arts Strategies' Chief Executive Program. The program awards month-long residencies to two Colombian artists who then have the opportunity to pursue an artistic project on the Sitka Fine Arts Campus.
Maria Paola Sanchez Forero
Project: Maria will create a book called Ice of Others, which will draw from Alaskan archives about people who have explored Alaska.
Luis Guillermo Aponte
Project: Luis is a watercolorist. His project will visually explore Vallenato folklore (traditional Colombian music).