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Teaching Artist Institute

Are you a Teaching Artist, eager to hone your skills and inspire the next generation through the power of art?

If so, Wharton Center’s Teaching Artist Institute is your gateway to a fulfilling and impactful career. 

Teaching Artistry is a dynamic and rewarding profession that bridges the worlds of art and education. This role empowers artists to share their passion, creativity, and expertise with students of all ages. Artists of any kind—painters, dancers, musicians, and actors—can transform lives and foster a love for the arts through teaching.

The 2024 Institute will be led by Kevin Dodd, who will share his insights and real-world experiences, equipping you with the tools you need to succeed. You'll learn pedagogy, curriculum design, classroom management, and more. 

Join the Teaching Artist Institute and discover your potential to inspire, educate, and change lives through art.

Kevin Dodd

Kevin is a Kalamazoo-based theatre Director, Producer, and Teaching Artist.  He has worked for more than 20 years as an arts educator with students ranging from preschool to graduate school, and beyond. As the Aesthetic Education Program Coordinator with Kalamazoo RESA’s Education for the Arts program since 2018, Kevin facilitates annual training for teaching artists and classroom teachers and coordinates the program, providing students with meaningful engagements with the arts. As a theatre director, his work has been seen in New York, Philadelphia, and southwest Michigan.  

Questions? Contact Kelly Stuible-Clark at stuible3@whartoncenter.com or (517) 884-3166.