a workshop that enhance your classroom curriculum
or call the ARTREE coordinator for suggestions.
Coordinate your request with other
teachers, if possible, with the help of your school’s
ARTREE Contact Person.
your school’s ARTREE Contact Person or Principal
to make sure your school has issued a purchase order
to ARTREE to cover the cost of ARTREE workshops
for the school year, or arrange for a purchase order
your individual workshop(s).
Deduct the amount of the request
from your school’s budget.
an ARTREE request by email to email@example.com
or call Kathy Hansen or Bo Petty at the Arts Center
Tuesday through Friday, 9 – 4. The request
may also be brought to the Arts Council office,
ARTREE 645 W. Main St. Merced, CA 95340. A request
should include the artist or arts discipline that
is desired, the grade level or levels, and the planned
number of days (approximate). We will connect you
with the artist to begin more detailed planning.
or email the artist to confirm the dates and time
and to arrange a phone or in-person orientation.
You may call the artist to check on availability
before submitting the Request Form, however, the
activity is not considered confirmed until the artist
calls ARTREE to finalize the dates and times.
Meet or Talk with your artist for
the background and accomplishments of your artist
to your class prior to the workshop or performance.
Enjoy a delightful experience in
the arts with your students.
the evaluation following the workshop and direct
it back to ARTREE.
Artists will be scheduled on a
first-come first-served basis.
you would like a suggestion …
you would like suggestions for ARTREE programming
in your classroom (i.e. artists most appropriate
for your grade level or ideas for complementing
curriculum), please call or email ARTREE at (209)388-1090
Ext. 13 or firstname.lastname@example.org
and Performance Information
workshop session of 45 min. – 1 hour will
cost $40 plus materials.
Artists receive $30 per one hour session and there
is an administrative fee of $10 per hour.
A ½ hour orientation before the first workshop
is strongly advised. Orientations are usually charged
at $15 for ½ hour. There is no administrative
fee for the orientation. Fees for materials not
provided by the schools are charged as agreed upon
by the requesting school during the orientation
with the artist.
Performance fees are set by the performers.
The administrative fee is an additional 10% added
to the total cost of the performance. There is no
orientation fee for performances.
The teacher and the artist must make contact
by phone or email prior to the first workshop to
confirm the program dates and times, as well as
plan for the workshop. The purpose of the orientation
is to make the ARTREE workshop as meaningful as
possible for the teacher and students. This is the
time to discuss:
orientation offers the teacher and the artist time
to individualize the ARTREE workshop to meet the
specific needs of each class. Please check with
the artist to see if an orientation is required
prior to any subsequent classroom visits.
The materials costs are usually listed
for each workshop are listed in the catalog. The
actual cost of materials may be less than the amount
listed in the catalog, depending on the availability
of items within the school or donations.
Schools / school districts
are responsible for paying the Merced County Arts
Council upon receiving an invoice from the Arts
Council and within 30 days of completion of each
workshop, according to the fees agreed upon by the
school and the Arts Council. Artists are not paid
until payment is received by ARTREE.
school site is encouraged to designate an “ARTREE
Contact Person” who could be responsible for
coordinating workshops and maintaining a master
schedule within the school.
ARTREE is designed to broaden the arts
experiences of teachers as well as students. The
ARTREE artist is placed in the classroom as a “Master
Artist” in their discipline. We hope that
teachers will enhance and increase fine arts curriculum
in their classrooms as a result of the ARTREE program.
Artist workshops will give teachers an opportunity
to increase their skills in the arts.
are expected to be actives participants
in their classrooms during workshops. The
teacher’s involvement will undoubtedly
encourage student interest.
Please do not schedule a workshop at a time
when a substitute will be in the classroom.
The ARTREE artist has the option of cancelling
and/or rescheduling the workshop in advance
or on-site if a substitute is present.
ARTREE Artists Are Selected
artists are initially screened through an application
which requests educational background, experience
working with children, work history and references,
and contains questions about the applicant’s
viewpoints concerning arts education. Qualified
applicants are invited to interview with the Education
Coordinator and other members of the committee.
Artists are introduced to the VAPA Standards and
develop workshops appropriate to the artist’s
expertise and classroom needs. New artists may participate
in several workshops with more experienced artists
for training purposes before conducting their own