Humboldt County Schools are rich in Visual and Performing Arts endeavors from events to education: arts specialists, artists in residence, teaching artists and general teachers integrating arts. The Visual and Performing Arts consist of Dance, Digital Media, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts. The 21st Century Learning Skills of the 4 C’s: Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking are embedded in the very nature of participating in the arts. Beyond the research of improved brain function and academic success, the arts are intrinsic to human nature. Whether as a participant, an educator or an enthusiastic supporter, we continue to strive to bring arts to every student in Humboldt County.
The Arts and Creativity Initiative is a four year project training grade 3-5 teachers in Mendocino, Lake, Del Norte and Humboldt counties in Arts Education and Arts Integration. The goal of the project is to provide effective professional development to 100+ teachers so they can implement innovative teaching methods to integrate and strengthen standards-based arts instruction across the curriculum.