The arts have a proven, substantial impact during formative years by improving academic performance, motor skills, confidence, creativity, focus, and collaboration.
Honeywell Arts In Education is a collection of programs created for educators to reap these developmental benefits in the classroom. Programs are offered at little or no cost to the schools, allowing all students to participate regardless of socioeconomic situations.
Last year, Honeywell education programs provided nearly 42,000 arts-infused learning opportunities for students in 88 schools in 15 counties. With the recent addition of virtual offerings, the program is in an exciting state of exponential growth!
Steve Seskin: Bullying Prevention through Songwriting
Grammy-nominated Nashville songwriter Steve Seskin presents bullying prevention programs through the art of songwriting. Steve's interactive workshops and assemblies engage students by combining original songs (written by the students!) with an overlying message of acceptance and inclusion.
Visual Thinking Strategies
VTS is a nationally-recognized program that uses visual images and facilitated, student-centered discussions to practice the art of drawing inferences and supporting them with evidence. Participating in VTS helps students strengthen their critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and writing skills. Learn more about VTS
The Arts Integration approach refers to how something is being taught rather than what is being taught. Integration modules and resources adhering to curriculum standards are provided to participating educators.
Art Shows & Banner Contests
A complimentary component to school art classes, exhibits and contests featuring original student artwork are held throughout the school year. Exhibits are held in the Honeywell Center's Clark Gallery and on-site in schools, and include celebration receptions for students and families.
Page-to-Stage Student Matinees bring literature to life by national touring companies. Matinees are held during the school day and take place on Honeywell theater stages.
Media Arts Program
The Media Arts Program is a collaboration between Heartland Career Center, a career and technical education program for high school students. Media Arts provides dual high school and college credit to students in video and sound production with a focus on preparing students for college and/or career.
Technical Theater Program
For more than a decade the Honeywell Foundation has collaborated with Heartland Career Center to provide a technical theater training program for students in grades 9-12 who want to learn the art of lighting, rigging, sound production and more. Students train in the state-of-the-art Ford Theater and even have the opportunity to work as crew for national tours.
Summer Arts Camps
Summer visual art and theatre camps are held each summer and led by qualified and talented artists and performers.
If you are currently participating in our Education Programs, please visit honeywelleducation.org to access educator resources.
Arts-In-Education programming is generously supported by individual donors and these businesses and organizations:
The Rea Charitable Trust
Florence M. and Paul M. Staehl Trust
Dave Kunkel and Fred and Mary Brady Endowment Fund
David and Cheryl Reider and Family Fund
David and Jane Mann Endowment Fund
Janet S. Halderman Educational Outreach Endowment Fund
The Paul. L. Speicher Endowment Fund
Ralph and Becky Naragon Endowment Fund
Robert and Peggy McCallen Banner Contest Endowment Fund
Bott Mechanical Company
First Bank of Berne
Fulton County REMC
J & K’s Mega Pet!
Kalenborn Abresist Corporation
Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity
Wabash County United Fund
Community Link Federal Credit Union
Oji Intertech, Inc.
Progressive Cancer Care
The Ford Meter Box Company, Inc.
Wabash Kiwanis Club