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CalArts residency program aims to turn artists into teachers




High schoolers take part in a dance class at Cortines High School on Wednesday, July 9 during the Community Arts Partnership (CAP) put on by California Institute of the Arts every summer. This year CalArts students training to be teaching artists helped lead instruction.
High schoolers take part in a dance class at Cortines High School on Wednesday, July 9 during the Community Arts Partnership (CAP) put on by California Institute of the Arts every summer. This year CalArts students training to be teaching artists helped lead instruction.
Maya Sugarman/KPCC
High schoolers take part in a dance class at Cortines High School on Wednesday, July 9 during the Community Arts Partnership (CAP) put on by California Institute of the Arts every summer. This year CalArts students training to be teaching artists helped lead instruction.
Teaching artist in training Anthony "Chuck" Gloria, left, works with animation co-directors Ruah Edelstein and Masha Vasilkovsky on a performance blending music and animated pieces.
Maya Sugarman/KPCC
High schoolers take part in a dance class at Cortines High School on Wednesday, July 9 during the Community Arts Partnership (CAP) put on by California Institute of the Arts every summer. This year CalArts students training to be teaching artists helped lead instruction.
Diego Robles looks on during a lesson at Cortines high school. Robles is one of 12 students participating in a new teaching artist training program through CalArts.
Mary Plummer/KPCC
High schoolers take part in a dance class at Cortines High School on Wednesday, July 9 during the Community Arts Partnership (CAP) put on by California Institute of the Arts every summer. This year CalArts students training to be teaching artists helped lead instruction.
CalArts' Community Arts Partnership is a three-week intensive arts program. Each student has a focus in either music, animation, creative writing, dance, photography, theater or visual arts.
Maya Sugarman/KPCC


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In the world of arts education, there are several kinds of arts educators. KPCC's Mary Plummer looks at the role of teaching artists and brings you this story on a new effort out of the California Institute of the Arts.