Arts 4 Youth: Study Guides

The Performing Arts & Event Center is excited to share our first ever season of performances specifically designed for school groups. The ARTS 4 Youth performances are one hour long daytime presentations that bring the magic of live theater to students. Student Matinées align with and support Washington State and Common Core learning standards. We have designed study guides, lesson plans and other resources to help teachers deepen the learning experience and introduce students to the performing arts.

The Arts 4 Youth program is sponsored by the Federal Way Performing Arts Foundation and their generous supporters. The Foundation provides financial support for ticket scholarships and bus funding. We strongly believe in ensuring access for all to the performing arts and providing opportunities for the arts to inspire young people.

Show Guides

  • 2018 – 2019 season show guides coming soon!

Arts Resources and Opportunities for Teachers and Schools

  • Arts Impact 
    Arts Impact, a program of Puget Sound Educational Service District, is a comprehensive professional development arts program for classroom teachers. The provide professional learning for teachers to build confidence and competence to integrate the arts into the everyday classroom experience, helping to ensure all children have access to quality arts education. http://arts-impact.org
  • ArtsWA 
    Every child has the right to a well-rounded education, which includes the arts. ArtsWA works to strengthen K-12 arts education as part of, and fundamental to, basic education. We do this by:
    • Supporting local partnerships among arts organizations, schools, and community organizations.
    • Supporting and developing the arts teaching workforce of classroom teachers, teaching artists, and arts education leaders.
    • Engaging with regional, state-level, and national arts and education organizations to develop, align, and promote policies to support K-12 arts education.http://www.arts.wa.gov/arts-in-education
  • Arts Corps 
    Arts Corps is a force for creativity and justice in a region where race is the greatest predictor of whether a young person has access to an arts education. We believe creating art can be a personal act of liberation, and when done collectively can transform schools, neighborhoods, and beyond. A nationally recognized youth arts education organization, Arts Corps, works to address the race and income-based opportunity gap in access to arts education. Through participation in our arts integration, out-of-school arts and teen leadership programs, youth experience the transformative power of creativity and gain a deepened belief in their own capacity to learn, take risks, persist and achieve. http://www.artscorps.org/
  • Federal Way Symphony 
    Federal Way Symphony is pleased to announce a new music education program offering free music lessons to local students in need. The Masters and Mentors program pairs music educators with students who would be otherwise unable to afford individual music instruction, helping them prepare hone their technique, refine their sound, and prepare them for auditions and ensemble playing. The Symphony also offers greatly reduced admission and special day-of-show pricing to students. http://www.federalwaysymphony.org/
  • Federal Way Chorale 
    The Federal Way Chorale offers a $2,000 scholarship to a qualifying graduating senior. This scholarship is to help a local high school student who wishes to study music at the college level. http://www.fwchorale.com
  • Early Music Seattle 
    Early Music Seattle offers teaching artists workshops at no cost to schools. All programs work in large and small group settings across the K-12 spectrum. These presentations are especially resonant for social studies (World History, Ancient Civilizations, Human Geography) as well as general or instrumental music and ELL. The underlying message of honoring our similarities and differences spans grades and topics. Our teaching team’s emphasis is on short- and medium-term residencies that empower students to develop hands-on skills. http://www.earlymusicseattle.org