Teaching Artist Program

Teaching Artist Program

Lafayette Parish & St. Landry Parish

The Teaching Artist Program provides the opportunity for your students to experience a broad range of art forms and innovative arts activities in your classroom.

Music, dance, creative writing, visual arts, storytelling and folk arts are all available for you to consider. Each of the sessions are designed and led by a local Teaching Artist. The arts can be integrated with all areas of the curriculum and are proven to enhance student learning.

Invite a Teaching Artist to your classroom and experience the arts as powerful teaching, learning and motivation tools!

Ask your school’s arts liaison about securing one of these allocated sessions. 

Book a Teaching Artist Session!
In Lafayette Parish:

Book a Session in Lafayette

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Other things to remember:
Notify the school office so they are prepared to direct the Teaching Artist to the predetermined session location. Prepare your students for an art session of approximately 45 minutes. Participate in the session as you would expect your students to participate. Sessions are designed to be an active teaching experience between teacher and artist. The teacher is never to leave the room.

In St. Landry Parish:

Book a Session in St. Landry

Please give us details about you, your school, and your students.
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Time (first choice)(Required)
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MM slash DD slash YYYY
Time (second choice)(Required)
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Other things to remember:
Notify the school office so they are prepared to direct the Teaching Artist to the predetermined session location. Prepare your students for an art session of approximately 45 minutes. Participate in the session as you would expect your students to participate. Sessions are designed to be an active teaching experience between teacher and artist. The teacher is never to leave the room.

MEET THE TEACHING ARTISTS

Hannah Landry

Hannah Landry

Christian Mouisset is a theatre artist, born here in Lafayette, Louisiana. He got his start doing local community theatre with a group known as the Tea Sippers Theatre Company. He got his BFA in Theatre Performance at UL Lafayette, and his MFA at Florida Atlantic...

Connie Boustany

Connie Boustany

Connie Boustany graduated from Acadiana High School in 1974, and University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1978. She was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in General Home Economics with an emphasis in Social Welfare and a minor in Sociology. As a Home Economist and...

Randall Jackson

Randall Jackson

Randall Jackson, also known as "RJ" is a Creole/Zydeco artist, multi-instrumentalist, educator, music producer, and studio engineer from Church Point, Louisiana. He travels with his band "RJ & Kreole Smoove," and even though in progressive infused way, he proudly...

Terrance Michael Morgan

Terrance Michael Morgan

Born and raised in Louisiana, he is on a mission to improve the lives of today’s youth by promoting positive youth development through the act of art, dance, speaking and more. Morgan began as a self-taught dancer doing mostly free-style (improvisation) where he was...

Andrea Ainsworth

Andrea Ainsworth

I'm an artist from Southern Louisiana. I've always loved the arts. After discovering paintings by Cy Twombly, I began painting abstracts with acrylics. I also enjoy paper collages, figure painting, landscapes, botanicals, pet portraits, and other abstract forms. I...

Christian Mouisset

Christian Mouisset

Christian Mouisset is a theatre artist, born here in Lafayette, Louisiana. He got his start doing local community theatre with a group known as the Tea Sippers Theatre Company. He got his BFA in Theatre Performance at UL Lafayette, and his MFA at Florida Atlantic...

Alex Vidos

Alex Vidos

Alex Vidos is from and currently resides in Lafayette, Louisiana where she has been creating art for the last 8 years. She is experienced in teaching painting classes locally to children and adults along with hosting summer camps, providing a creative outlet for kids....

Jude Romero

Jude Romero

Originally from New Iberia, Jude is an original member and founder of Kabuki Kru and its performance counterpart, Kabuki Dancers. He has over 20 years of Hip-Hop dance experience, performing and competing across the nation with a focus on Breakdancing. His passion for...

Gabrielle Savoy

Gabrielle Savoy

I grew up in southwest Louisiana, but have also traveled and lived all over the world. I've been an artist and a writer for as long as I can remember. I was raised in an extremely creative family of musicians, artists, photographers, etc. I was inspired by how my...

Jillian Godshall

Jillian Godshall

Jillian Godshall is a mixed media artist who creates work rooted in documentary storytelling. Originally from Austin, TX, she now lives in Lafayette, LA. Her work strives to celebrate the human spirit. She works collaboratively with her subjects to create projects...

Kelsey Billiot

Kelsey Billiot

Kelsey Billiot has been teaching in classrooms around Lafayette Parish with the PACE program since 2015. As a teaching artist, she crafts creative movement lessons that include arts integration, social emotional learning skills, and curriculum connections. Through...

Theresa Singleton

Theresa Singleton

Theresa Singleton has been an educator for over 30 years. As a retired librarian, she enjoys using her creative talents to foster the love of reading and the Arts in young minds. The author of four children’s books, Theresa has penned stories rich with Louisiana...

Sasha Nick

Sasha Nick

Sasha Nick has been a Teaching Artist in the PACE program for over 15 years and continues to find the experience rewarding. My teaching skills and style are attributed to the training and support received through the PACE program and the Montessori Method. I bring a...

Sam Wróbel

Sam Wróbel

Sam Wróbel is a papercutting artist based in SW Louisiana, specializing in the Polish folk art of wycinanki. Sam grew up in the Chicago area, where they learned wycinanki from artist Doris Sikorsky. Together they received two Master/Apprentice grants in Ethnic Art...

Roz Fisher

Roz Fisher

Roz Fisher has been a PACE Teaching Artist for the past 17 years in Lafayette Parish Schools and have been on the Teaching Artist roster for most of those years. I also teach PACE in Vermillion parish as well for the past 4 years. I have presented several Workshops...

Madison Graves

Madison Graves

Madison is from Shreveport, LA where she studied for 13 years at Shreveport Dance Academy under the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus, competed at the Youth America Grand Prix, and performed biannually with the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet. Continuing her passion for...

Lily Marcus

Lily Marcus

Lily is a dance teacher and choreographer throughout the entire Acadiana region. She grew up in Florida where she first fell in love with dance, and has continued to develop that love throughout her life. Lily graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette...

Jeremy Benoit

Jeremy Benoit

Smooth jazz saxophonist, Jeremy Benoit, better known as “JB Saax” is a lifelong resident of Lafayette, LA.  He graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette earning his bachelor of the arts degree in communications. He has performed all over the state of...

Jan Fontenot

Jan Fontenot

Jan Fontenot is an artist who lives in the Grand Prairie area and also teaches part time at a local high school.  She loves to get children involved in all types of art making especially to those who do not have the opportunity or resources to do so. 

Herb Green

Herb Green

Herb Green is a native of Lafayette and owner of Pucci Percussion, a mentoring program geared towards encouraging kids to make positive choices. As a professional musician, Mr. Green has performed with local and national music artists in various genres of music. He is...

Hannah Gumbo

Hannah Gumbo

Hannah Gumbo is an artist/illustrator working from her home studio in the Cajun prairies of rural Louisiana. In 2012, she received her BFA from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a concentration in painting & printmaking. Since then, her work has...

Erin Gray

Erin Gray

Erin Gray, born in Lafayette, Louisiana, graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor’s in Visual Arts concentrating in painting in December of 2016. Currently living and working in Lafayette, Gray constantly pulls from her natural...

Denise Gallagher

Denise Gallagher

Denise Gallagher is an accomplished artist, author and illustrator. Her artwork is unique and mysterious, drawing inspiration from mythology, nature and her Louisiana home. Her illustrations have graced children’s books, packaging and festival posters. She was the...

Christy Marie Lush

Christy Marie Lush

Christy Marie Lush is a ceramic artist that has taught with PACE for 3 years. She also teaches pottery wheel classes and private lessons. She received her BFA degree from UL Lafayette in 2007. Christy has a unique talent for encouraging young artists to reach their...

Chad Huval, PhD

Chad Huval, PhD

Chad Huval, PhD from Texas A&M and research at MIT, is an accomplished accordion player and innovator. He has written an unpublished book about how to play the diatonic accordion in the Cajun and Creole style. He has deeply researched the early roots of French...

Audrey Broussard

Audrey Broussard

Audrey Marie is a singer-songwriter from Lafayette, Louisiana who started recording original music at 14. Writing songs using guitar, piano, and organ, her genre can be described as indie folk, indie pop, and alternative country. She’s taught music lessons for 6 years...

Andrea Kapell Loewy

Andrea Kapell Loewy

Andrea Kapell Loewy holds a Bachelor of Music from Eastman School of Music, Master of Music from Emporia State University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Memphis. Her teachers have included Joseph Mariano, Harold Bennett, John Heiss, Samuel Baron,...

Alex “PoeticSoul” Johnson

Alex “PoeticSoul” Johnson

Alex “PoeticSoul” Johnson is the founder and leader of the spoken word organization Lyrically Inclined, where she can be seen live monthly in Lafayette, Louisiana. As a teaching artist, PoeticSoul works to expose children in rural areas to literary arts. She organizes...