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Arts in Education

Two young students at desks drawing and painting
Side x Side

When art is integrated into teaching, it has the power to engage students who may have been struggling or disinterested in learning. We learn about an organization in Maine that is bringing artists and creative projects into classrooms—and find out how students are responding.

Beth Wilbur Van Mierlo, executive director, Side x Side Inc.
Kathy Bertini, team coordinator, Interdisciplinary Instruction, Maine Department of Education

VIP Callers:
Jill Osgood, artist and educator
Beverly Stevens, principal, Ocean Avenue Elementary School, Portland
Kelsey Boucher, K-6 visual arts educator, Robert V. Connors Elementary School, Lewiston; 2022 Androscoggin County Teacher of the Year


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