For Adults and Children

Arts in Education Programs

Our Arts in Education program, formerly known as Kaleidoscope, is an innovative program that links professional artists with teachers and students of all ages in Muskoka. Using the nationally acclaimed ArtsSmarts model, our teacher - artist teams use the arts to increase student engagement in their learning.

Muskoka Chautauqua Arts in Education

Each week a unique artist-in-residence will present themed creative interactive artshops daily.

Adults and children may register with the week’s resident artist. For info on Artist in Residence workshops email or call 705.765.1048 or 1.888.311.ARTS (2787)

Sample Arts in Education Weeks

Music, Rhythm, Movement and More

In past summer weeks, we have offered our Arts in Education artshop ‘campers’ with experiences ranging from learning to play recorders, Orff instruments and tone chimes to sampling of great Canadian music from camp songs to modern hits.

Arts of All Kinds 

In past weeks, Muskoka artists Tori Wines and Gayle Dempsey have led our campers in exploring a variety of art activities including painting, drawing, music, movement and more! We have had Justine Gogoua providing African Culture and Arts presentations focusing on African Native theatre, music and dance. Susan Terry has taught puppetry and helped children in our Kids Camps design puppets and full Puppet Theatres with a performance open to the public at the end of the week. Aboriginal artist Tammy Cayer has led our groups in native story telling, theatre, music, dance and culinary arts with the entire week around the Creation story. Sean William Dawson has provided weeks with a wide focus on Multi-Media Arts and internationally recognized professional mosaic artist Dianne Sonnenberg led the building of a Community Mosaics Art Installation at Clevelands House resort.

Other weeks have offered plain-air acrylic painting with Greg and Susan Hindle of Loosened Studio, Flower painting and drawing with Tammy Poldmaa and traditional Native craftwork and teachings by Tracey Pawis of the G’zaagin Art Gallery.

Check back for news about 2017 Arts in Education.


Check out the video below to get an idea of what participants have to say about our Arts in Education in school programs.

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