Kansas Wolf Trap Traditional Residency

A Kansas Wolf Trap Traditional Residency is a unique learning opportunity for teachers and their 3- to 5-year-old students that demonstrates how the performing arts connect to curriculum topics.

The residency is book-based and aims to build emergent literacy skills in our youngest learners through multisensory performing arts experiences. However, at the core of the residency is an investment in the PreK teacher who collaborates with a professional KWT teaching artist to translate instructional goals into drama, music and movement experiences designed to meet classroom objectives through arts integration. Each KWT residency is 16 sessions, and a KWT teaching artist visits the selected classroom approximately two times per week over the course of seven weeks.

To schedule a Kansas Wolf Trap residency or to receive more information, please contact the Arts Partners office at (316) 262-4771.

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Appropriate for ages: PreK, Kindergarten, Grade 1

Max Audience: one class
Costs: $1,289 per 7-week residency
Available Monday-Friday


Kansas Wolf Trap Teaching Artists

The Kansas Wolf Trap Teaching Artists are professional performing artists who have served on the Arts Partners roster for a minimum of five years.

The Kansas Wolf Trap Teaching Artists are:

Musician Aaron Fowler

Storyteller and movement specialist Twyla Smith

The Kansas Wolf Trap Teaching Artists use performing arts techniques and strategies to help young children acquire basic emergent literacy skills, STEM skills, and other developmental learning skills, in addition to reinforcing the curriculum.

Each Kansas Wolf Trap Artist has received 50-100 hours of training in early childhood development and program development in support of emergent literacy. Their professional development also includes Wolf Trap ELL Best Practices and STEM Early Childhood STEM Learning Through the Arts program development.

The Kansas Wolf Trap Baby Artsplay Teaching Artists are:

Aaron Fowler

Twyla Smith

Each Kansas Wolf Trap Baby Artsplay Teaching Artist is an experienced Arts Partners and Kansas Wolf Trap Teaching Artist. Each has received an additional 30 hours of intensive training in the development and implementation of performing arts-based programming for young children, ages 18 to 36 months.

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This Organization received funding for general operational support from the City of Wichita The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Board of directors

Jan-Maeve Saggerson

Tim Rogers

Lai-L Daugherty

Teresa Seymour

Rodney Horton

Chris Wendt