Arts Education in the Classroom

Imagine your students learning about literature through acting, or history through painting.  Imagine your students learning the content and skills of the visual, performing, and literary arts from professional working artists. The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley can help you make it happen through our artist residency program!
As a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) Arts-in-Education Partner serving Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Monroe, and Southern Pike Counties, the Museum receives funding to help schools and community organizations bring in high-caliber artists from the literary, performing, and visual arts to work with students of all ages. These standards-based artist residencies are a great way to enrich student learning while providing a unique opportunity to work in-depth with accomplished artists.
Please download a listing of our Regional Directory of Teaching Artists by clicking here. To learn more about artist residencies and available funding, please call 610-432-4333 ext. 132 or email us at  askus [at] allentownartmuseum [dot] org.


The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) is a state agency charged with the development and promotion of the arts in the Commonwealth. To accomplish its mission, the PCA encourages educational excellence through participation in the creative process in schools and educational settings. Study of the arts provides Pennsylvania’s youth with positive models for teamwork, project management and goal setting, along with opportunities for academic achievement and intellectual and emotional discovery.                             


Artist in residence Rosemary Geseck works with students at South Mountain Middle School in Allentown.