Infusion Professional Development

Professional Development in Arts Integration
for Teachers and Artists

ArtStarts is pleased to offer Infusion professional development opportunities for artists and teachers interested in bringing the arts and arts integration into schools across British Columbia.

Through professional learning opportunities, we wish to provide practical resources and approaches that can enhance the way artists, educators and young people are engaged in and through the arts.

Pro-D Events


Art Fundamentals

A Creative Learning Series for Teachers & Artists

Monthly Workshops at the ArtStarts Gallery in Vancouver

Are you an educator or artist who wants to brush up on art fundamentals? Join us for monthly workshops led by professional artists that explore various artistic disciplines in visual and performing arts. No experience is necessary, just be ready to try new things! Each 3-hour session is just $15.


Province-Wide Pro-D Day at the ArtStarts Gallery

Save the Date for Friday, October 23, 2015!

Join us at the ArtStarts Gallery on the province-wide professional development day on Friday, October 23, 2015. We are still planning the details of the event, but wanted to let you know early on so you can save the date. What we can tell you now is that this learning event will be arts-based, interactive and will provide you with both ideas and practical resources so you can bring creativity into your own classroom.


Past Events

Explore past professional development events for artists and educators.

What is Arts Integration?

The arts are taught in many ways in schools. Discover what we mean by the terms "arts-enhanced curriculum", "arts as curriculum" and "arts integration".


Arts in Education
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Arts Integration in Action Guest Blog

Be inspired by stories from artists and educators that highlight the many ways that the arts can bring learning alive for young people in classrooms and communities across BC. Read the Arts Integration in Action guest blog! And if you have a story to share, let us know!

Past Initiatives

The Infusion Cohort program took place from September 2012 to June 2015. Six professional artists collaborated with a team of educators in six elementary schools across British Columbia to discover and develop ways to bring arts integration based practices into the classroom. This learning adventure inspired an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form. Learn more.

Visit the ArtStarts Gallery between April and Septmeber 2015 to see student artwork from the Infusion Champion Schools in the current exhibition, At the Intersection: Where Art and Education Meet.