Arts for Learning

Arts for Learning

Arts for Learning engages children with the arts by bringing teaching artists into schools and communities. We believe in the arts and their ability to transform education. We believe that when learning is enriched with the arts, students get more out of school.

Arts for Learning offers programs in various forms – including performances, hands-on workshops, and in-depth residencies. Our programs connect the arts with the curriculum to supplement learning.

Our programs occur wherever learning takes place, including afterschool programs, libraries, community centers, juvenile detention facilities, and hospitals.


  546 E. 17th Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46202



Here Is My Magic Key

Program description

My basket of keys open an attic, a castle door, another dimension and more. Students literally hold the key to their imagination in the palms of their hands with this writing workshop. We explore the possibilities of these magic keys, focus on the senses in creating a story or poem together by the class, then students make up their own. “My key opens a haunted house. Beware. Take my key if you dare.” As we read, we pass the key –the gift of our imaginations– along. Led by Bonnie Maurer.

Booking / scheduling contact

Angela Yetter

Program detail
Artistic discipline: Literary Arts, Storytelling
Cultural Origin:
Program type: In-School Residency, Workshop/Class (In-School)
Population served: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

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Teaching artist comes to you.

Fees / Ticketing:

Single: $85

Multiple: $75 each


RF.1 – Learning Outcome for Reading Foundations: Develop, build, and apply knowledge of foundational reading skills.
RF.2 – Print Concepts: Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print, including that printed materials provide information and tell stories.
RF.3 – Phonological Awareness: Demonstrate understanding and apply knowledge of spoken words, syllables, and sounds
RF.4 – Phonics: Decode and read words by applying phonics and word analysis skills
RF.5 – Fluency: Demonstrate accuracy and fluency when reading.
RL.1 – Learning Outcome for Reading Literature: Read and comprehend a variety of literature independently and proficiently
RL.2 – Key Ideas and Textual Support: Build comprehension and appreciation of literature by identifying, describing, and making inferences about literary elements and themes
RL.3 – Structural Elements and Organization: Build comprehension and appreciation of literature, using knowledge of literary structure and point of view
RL.4 – Connection of Ideas: Build comprehension and appreciation of literature by connecting literary elements and themes and analyzing how sensory tools impact meaning
RN.1 – Learning Outcome for Reading Nonfiction: Read and comprehend a variety of nonfiction independently and proficiently
RN.2 – Key Ideas and Textual Support: Extract and construct meaning from nonfiction texts using a range of comprehension skills
RN.3 – Features and Structures: Build understanding of nonfiction text, using knowledge of text features, structures, and author’s perspective
RN.4 – Connection of Ideas: Build understanding of nonfiction texts by verifying points and making connections between topics and ideas
SL.1 – Learning Outcome for Speaking and Listening: Develop and apply effective communication skills through speaking and active listening
SL.2 – Discussion and Collaboration: Develop and apply reciprocal communication skills by participating in a range of collaborative discussions
SL.3 – Comprehension: Develop and apply active listening and interpretation skills using various strategies
SL.4 – Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas: Develop and apply speaking skills to communicate ideas effectively in a variety of situations


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Connects to State (IDOE) and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Cancellation Policy

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