LEAF Schools & Streets Teaching Artists
We are thankful for our talented resident teaching artists. None of this amazing arts education work would happen without their dedication and commitment.
Please take a moment to read our Teaching Artist Bios.
LEAF Schools & Streets Community Partner Sites
LEAF Schools & Streets Resident Teaching Artists work with youth at various sites in the Asheville Community. LEAF appreciates our many community partners who provide these spaces, for this is where the magic of our arts education programs happens!
To read more about these partnerships, please visit our Community Partners page.
Resident Teaching Artist Spotlight:
LEAF partnered with the YMCA at North Buncombe Middle School to provide students with an opportunity to express themselves through an improvisation class. With the instruction of Resident Teaching Artist, Erinn Hartley, students spent seven weeks developing their acting skills without the use of a script. At the end of the term, the class celebrated their accomplishments at an end of year dinner and had the opportunity to showcase their talent in front of a small audience. One audience member expressed that, “to see young students put their insecurities behind them and stand in front of a room completely unscripted, was extremely moving.” LEAF and Resident Teaching Artist Erinn Hartley hope to see more smiling faces in class next year.