Artist in the Classroom Program



The Artist in the Classroom Program has provided quality arts education to students in the Sedona-Oak Creek School District since 1989. Over the years, artists have provided a large variety to supplement arts education with poetry, dance, music, drawing, journaling, watercolors, cartooning, painting, sketching, mosaic, origami, magic, creative writing, art history, clay sculpting, weaving, drama, and Photoshop.

 AIC Writing Class
 AIC Music Class  AIC Mural

The Artist in the Classroom Program fosters rewarding, creative learning experiences in our local schools for all aged children from pre-K through high school.

Seasoned artists that specialize in either fine or visual arts, art history, architecture, performing arts, music, literary or culinary arts, are encouraged to contact the Arts and Culture Division. Of specific interest are those talented in drawing, painting, weaving, printmaking, mixed media, theater, writing, journaling, and storytelling.

Once enrolled in the program, classroom artists collaborate with a designated teacher and plan integrated art projects that enhance curriculum. Classroom experiences can range from a one-time workshop to classes presented on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.

These interdisciplinary art classes are designed specifically for each individual classroom with the purpose of encouraging creative thinking, problem solving skills and art exploration. Artists are paid $25 per hour and reimbursed for materials upon preliminary approval of their planning guide by the Arts & Culture Coordinator. 

All selected candidates for the program must first pass a thorough background check prior to working with students.

If you have a question about the program, please call Arts & Culture Coordinator Nancy Lattanzi at 928.203.5078 or email

For artists currently in the program, please click on the following links for necessary documents for school year 2015-2016: