Find an artist and contact them to discuss options for your residency. Based on your discussion, the artist will submit a proposal to the CMAB to receive up to $2,000 in funding to conduct the residency. Teaching Artists listed on the roster have completed a seven-session training in preparation for working in a residency program to support educators by making connections between their art form and the Minnesota State Academic standards in the arts, integrating the arts with concepts in other subject areas, professional development for educators, and working with specific student populations.

*CMAB does not conduct background checks for the Teaching Artist Program. Schools and institutions should use their normal screening process. Artists operate as independent contractors.


I bring an enthusiasm for painting and eagerness to share this experience in a fun and rewarding way. I create

Literary Arts and music

As a published author of more than 30 books for children and adults, I have the experience of having presented

Poetry, Creative Writing, Creative Expression, Creative Performance

I bring insights from: neuroscience and somatic (body) awareness; mindfulness practices; and the crafting of literature to host safe spaces

Painting, Watercolor & Acrylics

I specialize in painting in watercolor and acrylic. I teach art foundations, painting and drawing techniques, and welcome integration of

Photography, Storytelling, Nature-based math and science

A 35-year seasoned educator with a creative soul who enthusiastically encourage others' expressive explorations through photography, audio stories, geometric design,

Painting, Bookmaking

I teach the use of collage, painting from still life, from imagination and art history. I specialize in using recycled

Printmaking, Batik, Collage/Assemblage

I think of art creating like a storyteller. I use art to stitch together interdisciplinary and cultural ideas. I bring

Paper Collage, Mixed Media

I have worked with children, youth, adults and seniors of various abilities, nationalities and languages. By providing safe exploration in

Visual & Fiber Arts, paper & mixed media, repurposed materials

“Can you use this?” Is music to my ears. I think the curiosity that spawns from the process of artful

Music, piano, violin, viola, mandolin, vocal

With over two decades of experience in public school education, I have dedicated myself to fostering a love for music

Creative Nonfiction, Memoir, Life-Writing

As a writer and writing teacher for the last twenty years, I've helped students across the United States cultivate a

Fiber Artist

Weaving is my passion and I love sharing it. There is great satisfaction in watching the enthusiasm of each student