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. 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 4,000 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 Eepi Chaad, Director of Community Engagement, at or call Art League Houston at 713-523-9530.


Benbrook Elementary*
Cage Elementary
Dodson Elementary
Field Elementary
Grissom Elementary
Hartsfield Elementary*
Helms Elementary
Love Elementary
Lyons Elementary Woodrow Wilson

*In partnership with the Arts Access Initiative

2018-19 Partner Schools

Atherton Elementary*
Garden Oaks Montessori
Memorial Elementary* New Neighbor School Pleasantville Elementary*
Wharton Dual Language K-8 Academy

*In partnership with Arts Connect Houston

2018-19 Teaching ARtists

Qindeel Butt Nicolle LaMere Wendy Miller Jamie Robertson
Melissa Walter
Claudia Zopoaragon


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