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.)
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.
Camara is passionate about sharing the art form he has practiced since childhood, and is adaptable to working with age groups from elementary to adult and with students from widely differing communities and backgrounds. His primary goal is sharing his traditions with new audiences.
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.
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 uses visual arts to nurture creativity, develop imagination, and inspire artistic growth. She works with students to teach batik, tie-dye, basketry, mural painting, and leather work to students and adults statewide.
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)