The Governor's School strongly values the role that guest artists play in the classroom.

We believe that young artists benefit from exposure to the expertise that visiting artists can bring. We understand that hosting guest artists can be expensive, and that field trips are not always an option, so our Governor's School arts faculty can come to you, free of charge!

How It Works

These “in-school field trips” are designed to provide Governor’s School experiences for teachers and students in 4th-12th grade during the regular school day.

These workshops should be hosted by the school’s corresponding art area teacher and are generally no more than one day. Often, guests artists will visit multiple schools in the region during their day-long travel.

Workshops can be structured in a number of ways -

  • A school-selected group of students can be identified to attend.
  • Experiences can be customized for artistically gifted and talented students.
  • A guest artist can hold a workshop as a part of a regular arts class.

Workshop Topics

Guest Artist experiences are discipline-specific. Favorite workshop topics include - 

  • Drama - Voice for the actor
  • Music - Clinic or concert preparation
  • Visual Arts - Specific art mediums such as ceramics, drawing, or animation
  • Dance - Men in dance 
  • Creative Writing - Prompt-based writing

Guest Artist visits to schools are based on availability and the connection to Governor's School curricular goals. Please note that availability is limited at certain times of the year due to teaching schedules. 

Contact: Carol Baker, Outreach Coordinator