Dre Forgotten teaching at Sharpstown International as part of Teaching Artists in Classrooms, 2023. Photo by Autumn Johnson.

Teaching Artists in Classrooms (TAIC)

The Teaching Artists-In-Classroom (TAIC) program allows K-12 students from historically under-resourced schools to learn from and work closely with a local Houston artist on a collaborative project in their home classroom. This program is a natural outgrowth of CAMH’s many conversations with HISD art teachers on their needs, especially current and past participants of our Teacher Advisory Group (TAG). The program provides HISD teachers with additional support in the classroom and emerging artists with professional development opportunities. Hand-selected teaching artists work with art teachers on projects that meet the school’s community needs and bring new ideas, materials, and perspectives into the classroom. Furthermore, these artists establish a direct connection with the Museum by bringing students on field lessons to the Museum and introducing them to CAMH. Currently, TAIC participating teachers are from HISD and Aldine ISD.