Arts Education



ARTS EDUCATION

OUR VISION

Our vision is to champion the performing arts by connecting, cultivating, and creating arts integrated learning opportunities to enhance equity, diversity, and inclusivity within our community.

OUR IMPACT

Through our Arts Education Initiative, PACE strives to offer quality programs that:

• Foster practical, analytical, creative, and empathetic thinking
• Invite students to make a reciprocal investment in the learning process
• Empower teachers in the classroom
• Support a diverse arts community

OUR ARTS EDUCATION STRATEGIES

CONNECT arts integrated methodologies with professional development opportunities for schools, teaching artists, and Executive Education for corporate leaders and their staff

CULTIVATE partnership pathways for cultural space sharing while strengthening arts access for all

CREATE online resources for schools, families and individuals to promote lifelong learning

RESOURCES

Virtual Arts Opportunities and Resources Available from our Arts Partners:
Following are a list of resources, posted with permission from the arts organizations, to help direct audiences to virtual programs happening throughout our region. Please check back with us regularly for updates and additional information.

Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra continues to bring the joy of making music to hundreds of students across the Eastside. BYSO’s virtual program has given students the opportunity to collaborate with unique organizations and composers, become leaders, and share their work with the wider community online. Enjoy student performances on their YouTube channel, accessible through their website: https://www.byso.org/

Located in the Bel-Red Arts District, Emerald Ballet Theatre is a non-profit organization dedicated to education, performance and community outreach. To learn more, visit http://www.emeraldballet.org/

Evergreen City Ballet’s Preschool Dance Enrichment Series provides quality early childhood education through dance and movement-based activities. This program nurtures and fosters the growth and development of young children by encouraging them to create, build friendships, and express themselves through dance. https://www.evergreencityballet.org/

KidsQuest Children’s Museum is all about providing hands-on learning so children and our community can continue to grow and explore together! They are offering remote learning opportunities, in person summer camps, and more. For more information visit: https://www.kidsquestmuseum.org/

MoPOP’s education team is excited to present new programs that bring the MoPOP experience to you! Explore everything from Minecraft and cosplay to architecture and social action with livestream workshops, virtual student clubs, homeschool days, and free online educational resources. Visit MoPOP’s website or send email to Education@mopop.org for more information about upcoming programs.

Music Works Northwest offers music lessons for all ages and abilities. Outstanding faculty members also provide music classes, music therapy, summer camps and free community concerts and events. Programs are currently virtual, and tuition assistance is available. For more information visit www.musicworksnw.org

Northwest Share’s festival showcases the significance of spring in diverse cultures around the globe! Music, dance, puppet show, basket weaving, bird house making, cooking demonstrations, flower mandala and more! Please enjoy this virtual cultural show from home for free. For more information please visit www.nwshare.org. 

During the pandemic, SilverKite is offering online intergenerational arts workshops (www.silverkite.us/online-workshops), an arts engagement toolkit (www.silverkite.us/sparkboxes) and professional development / training / support for caregivers and community engagement professionals (www.silverkite.us/training).  Please visit the website for more information or call:  360-218-4884

Studio East Summer Theater Camps are open for registration! For over 28 years, Studio East has delivered best-in-class training in the performing arts and live theater to children in the Greater Seattle area. Tapping the most talented teaching artists from Seattle’s rich theater community, classes and camps serve thousands of students annually, ages 4-19. www.studio-east.org/summer-camps

Taproot Theatre offers virtual acting classes for students in grades PreK through 12th, ranging from creative dramatics to comedy and Shakespeare to musical theatre! Classes and registration can be found here: http://taproottheatre.org/acting-studio/

KIDSTAGE offers musical theatre opportunities for students of all ages and experiences. Whether you know an accomplished performer or have a student thinking about taking their first class, there’s a supportive, welcoming environment for them at KIDSTAGE! Be sure to check out upcoming spring classes and summer camps (Pre K – 12th Grade), and auditions for the KIDSTAGE Originals Festival (Grade 9 – Age 20). https://villagetheatre.org/

ABOUT ANNIE DIMARTINO

Director of Community Engagement

Originally from Seattle, Annie earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from California State University, Fullerton where her emphasis was acting. Having launched a successful theatrical career in LA, Annie was soon nominated for both a LA Weekly Award and OC Theatre Award for her work as Dorothy Wordsworth in the world premiere of Grasmere. She would later reprise the role at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and Off Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York.

Annie held the position of Director of Education for 10 years at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT, where she oversaw all educational programming. In her tenure, she started the Shake-it-Up Shakespeare Summer Youth Ensemble and the Elder Play Project. Annie collaborated as a child acting coach on two world premier plays by Athol Fugard, Coming Home and The Shadow of a Hummingbird. As an acting instructor, Annie facilitated various theatre workshops and Master Classes at Wesleyan University, Yale, Southern Connecticut State University, Housatonic Community College, and the University of Bridgeport.

Having returned to Seattle in 2015, Annie most recently held the position of Director of Education for Book-It Repertory Theatre, where she started the Listen Up Spoken Word Festival. Annie also adapted 4 touring shows including A Splash of Red, Last Stop on Market Street, Ada’s Violin and The Odyssey, the latter which she also directed.