What is AIR?

The Artist in Residence program serves students K-5th grade in a collaborative partnership with local working Artist Educators and elementary school campuses.

UTSA Artist in Residence Program

Working With AIR

UTSA Artist in Residence Program

Laurel Bodinus is an Artist Educator, sculptor and costume designer who has worked for the San Antonio Children’s Museum, Guadalupe Theatre and Magik Children’s Theatre. She has taught in Summer Art Studios since 1998.

Artists in Residence are local, professional artists who are passionate about inspiring young artists about what it means to be a working artist in San Antonio and beyond.

We are seeking Artist Educators who are passionate about offering high quality visual art education to local youth grades K-5 in an inclusive, kind, professional and creative setting to develop a culture of value for arts education.

Artist Educators will provide hands-on learning and demonstrations to deliver high-quality educational programming that compliments classroom curriculums in partnership with classroom educators culminating in a public visual art project unique to the campus where the residency is fulfilled.

We believe in making the student experience the best that it can be to reflect the importance and significance of our Artist Educators and their work. We believe that art is integral to the community and want to offer the next generation of young, creative, community members an experience they will cherish through their development into an artist, educator, designer, or civic leader, and future arts advocate.

Application Information


Applications will open for the 2024-25 Artist in Residence program for elementary schools in January 2024 for both Artist Educators and Campuses.

For Artists   For Campuses

Program Structure

The AIR Program will take place for 12 weeks per fall and spring semester totaling 24 weeks of programming per campus per year.

Learn More

For more information, contact Rose Barcus, rose.barcus@utsa.edu

Partners For The Arts

The UTSA Professional and Continuing Education Artist in Residence program is generously funded by a gift from The Kronkosky Foundation.

The Kronkosky Foundation

The Kronkosky Foundation's Mission is to produce profound good that is tangible and measurable in Bandera, Bexar, Comal, and Kendall counties in Texas by implementing the Kronkoskys' charitable purposes including fostering meaningful arts and cultural activities; broadening public participation in the arts.

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