Stay tuned for our plans for 2023…
Last summer, things looked a little different for Side x Side and we did not offer a Summer Arts Institute. Instead, we were busy collaborating with classroom teachers in Portland to plan arts-integrated programs for this school year.
Thank you to all who joined us for the seventh annual Side x Side Summer Arts Institute on August 18 & 19, 2021! It didn’t look exactly like previous year’s in-person events, but at least it wasn’t all-virtual like last year’s adapted institute. We were grateful to be able to enjoy two days of art making, planning, and networking during the hybrid event with in-person, physically distanced venues in both Portland and Lewiston, as well as virtual workshops.
We were thrilled to welcome our wonderful keynote speaker, Margot Greenlee, a nationally-recognized master teaching artist and arts integration specialist. Her collaborative sessions walked participants through an arts-integrated lesson using movement as a way to spark curiosity and engage in academic content.
We loved embarking on creative thinking and learning through art workshops, networking, and idea-sharing with educators from elementary schools across Portland and Lewiston. Such a great way to start a new school year!