ArtBound! In-School Artist Residencies

About ArtBound! In-School Artist Residencies

Art League Houston's artist residency program, ArtBound!, is a curriculum-based, in-school integrative arts program at H.I.S.D. Title-1 elementary schools with little or no visual arts instruction. Classroom teachers participate in the planning process to ensure that the residencies support and enhance their classroom curriculum. Each residency has an Art League Houston Teaching Artist visiting a school eight to ten times during a semester, working with three classrooms per visit. For each visit, the teaching artist works with each class for approximately one hour. Art League Houston Teaching Artists are professional artists and experienced teaching artists. The residencies, including art supplies, are offered free of charge to the participating schools. In addition, the ArtBound! residencies integrate into H.I.S.D. curriculum and is provided primarily to grade levels third through fifth.

Each ArtBound! residency includes a culminating event, which can be an informal showing of student art work at the participating school or at a neighborhood library or other venue. The Art League Houston Teaching Artist collects the artwork from the teachers and works with an Art League staff member to prepare and hang the art.

Since 2008, over 3,000 elementary students in H.I.S.D. have received visual arts instruction through the ArtBound! program that would otherwise not have access.

For more information about ArtBound!, e-mail Zachary Gresham, Education Programs Director at or call Art League Houston at 713-523-9530.

2015-16 Teaching Artists

Rebecca Bass
Trey Duvall
Jessica Kreutter
Armando Rodriguez
Carrie Schneider


This kind of program increases student interest and motivation to come to school every day
— Teacher at Park Place Elementary
Students are learning content vocabulary and relating it to math
— Teacher at Wharton Dual Language Academy
I learned that I can develop unique lesson plans with the use of art
— Teacher at Field Elementary