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Cynthia Lait

Cynthia Lait

Cynthia Lait has been actively working as an artist for over 20 years. In addition to a regular studio practice and an active exhibition schedule she has led collaborative mural projects at elementary schools and at the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal.


Visual Arts


Program description

Teacher Resources: Activities will vary depending upon grade levels. Lower grade levels will require more active staff/parent participation, while those in middle and high school take on more of the project ownership with guidance from the artist in residence.

Sample Residency Descriptions: Based on a theme, express an idea via a visual medium (painting, drawing, etc.). Tell a cohesive story with


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Program Detail

Program type: In-School Performance, In-School Residency, Student Showcase Opportunities, Workshops & Classes (In-School)
Artistic Discipline: Visual Arts
Subject: History, Language Arts, Social Studies
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Kindergarten
Bilingual: No


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: 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


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