The Teaching Artist Roster is a resource list of Oklahoma artists who have been vetted by the Oklahoma Arts Council and are available to schools and organizations for arts education and learning programs. Each artist accepted to the roster has demonstrated artistic and instructional abilities, and is familiar with curriculum and instructional strategies.
Select a Teaching Artist to learn more about them
Theatre, Storytelling, Traditional Arts: African and African-American Folk Art (Masks, etc.)
Travel to Japan and China through Rosemary can offer participants a multi-cultural experience in art. Participants might work to produce a weaving, fiber basket, batik, mosaic, sumi painting, quilt block design, beading project, paper lantern or origami work of art.
Shannon Calderon's high-energy residencies explore the diversity of the Latino culture through dance and emphasize that language may be a barrier for some, but through dance everyone can participate.
Heather Burns Chappell
In Heather Burns Chappell's classes on Cuban music and dance, she can introduce and model movements and rhythms including cha cha chaa, conga, danzon, mambo, orishas, palo, and rumba.
Kevin Connywerdy's goal for his exciting residencies includes educating participants in all aspects of Native American culture and teaches students the authentic way to make Indian cultural items.
Hazel Lopez-Crutcher's residencies enrich students and give them a greater appreciation of cultural diversity by teaching them the technique, musical rhythms and history for each dance style.
Albert Gray Eagle
Through his artistic talents and gentle nature for teaching, participants will be guided to develop their creative and artistic selves.
Mahenwahdose: Will Hill & Jehnean Washington
Participants in a Mahenwahdose residency will experience the stories taught to Native American children of long ago and learn about oral tradition and traditional dance.
Kristie Ming Tan Ngo
In addition to traditional "rice paper" paintings, she helps students transform paper plates into beautiful "china".
Dora Obuobisa is an inspiring artist with unique talents in leatherwork, batik, tie and dye, and traditional African crafts.
A native of Galicia, Spain, her 43 years of classical training in dance and teaching spans the globe throughout Europe, the United States, and South America.
G. Patrick Riley
His delightful and inspiring residencies offer a wide range of experiences from mask making to student designed and executed large-scale paintings while he brings to the students a rich understanding of native cultures.
(Note: Teaching Roster artists are not employees of the Oklahoma Arts Council)