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(920) 424-4628

Arts and Communication, 1001 Elmwood Ave,
Oshkosh, WI 54901

UW Oshkosh ArtsCore



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Veteran Teachers

ArtsCore Colony at the Paine revolves around the theme of Arts Integration through Storytelling which will help teachers use storytelling and the arts to enrich and inspire their teaching practices. Storytelling connects to every discipline, every culture, and era and will provide a rich base on which participants will collaborate and build.

Teachers are invited to attend the ArtsCore Colony in teams. It is recommended a team of two to four teachers from a school enroll.   Having one of the team members be a specialist would be ideal.  We do require the commitment of attending ALL the professional development days which are listed below.  All events are held at the Paine Art Center and Gardens in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.


What we offer:

  • 4-day summer retreat

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  • 5 professional development days spread over fall and spring semesters
  • Philosophy of the Kennedy Center’s definition of arts integration
  • Networking, collaboration, and shared planning opportunities
  • Mentoring available for implementation of ideas in the classroom


2022-2023 Program Dates:

Summer Retreat:  Monday, August 1 – Thursday, August 4
Fall:  Wednesday, October 5
Saturday, November 12
Spring:  Friday, February 3
Saturday, February 4
Wednesday, March 15

What we will expect:

  • Consistent participation by all team members.
  • Sharing of curriculum developed through the year.
  • Administrative support for the implementation of innovative arts integration strategies.
  • Participation in pre-and post-evaluative questionnaires.

If you would like more information, please contact Donna Nelson, at

Practicing teachers are invited to attend our annual Bridge Day and Arts Integration Symposium.  Bridge Day is held in September, showcasing short, arts-integrated lessons.  The annual Arts Integration Symposium features a keynote speaker and round table sessions presented by arts integration-trained teachers focusing on current educational topics of interest.  Visit our professional development page for more information on these specific events.

Visit our Resources page to discover numerous Arts Integration lessons.  These lessons have been developed and utilized in classrooms across the state.

ArtsCore School District Coordinators & Coaches

If you would like more information specific to your school district, please contact your ArtsCore District Coordinator or Arts Integration Coach.

Renee Ulman, Appleton ArtsCore District Coordinator

Stephanie Gallagher, Appleton Arts Integration Coach

Annette Koepke, Appleton Arts Integration Coach

Renee Schumacher, Oshkosh ArtsCore District Coordinator

Krista Frenz, Oshkosh ArtsCore Site Coordinator


Renee Ulman

Stephanie Gallagher

Annette Koepke

Renee Schumacher

Krista Frenz