Catherine Sky

Catherine Sky

Catherine’s visual arts-based ecological literacy residencies for schools inspire children to connect with outdoor areas of the school campus through active exploration and creative interpretation. Catherine has a BFA in painting and art education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and

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Learning in the Landscape


Program description

A visual arts-based ecological literacy program for schools. Learning in the Landscape nurtures a creative connection between children and nature through intensive teaching residencies, designed to take place in school gardens and other outdoor areas on the school campus. With visual art as an inspiring framework, Learning in the Landscape encourages children to explore, care for and act

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Program Detail

Program type: Residency
Artistic Discipline: Visual Arts
Cultural Origin: Multicultural
Subject: Media Arts, Science, Social Studies and/or History, Visual Arts
Population served: Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Kindergarten, Pre-K, Students in Alternative or Continuation Schools, Students with Special Needs
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Contact Catherine Sky at to schedule a residency.

Length of program: 45 -60 min/session


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