LOGO residency
Chris Holder
14663 West Lake Road
Hammondsport, NY 14840

Bus/Fax: 607/868-7249

The residency was "one of the best educational experiences that I have ever witnessed! Excellent! I recommend it without reservation for all elementary children."
 Harry Boehning, Principal, Forts Ferry School Latham, NY

"Students, teachers and the community all enjoy Chris Holder's residency.  Students revel in his easy going, musical, yet educational lessons.  Teachers watch Chris take their lessons on a musical ride and learn just as much as their students.  He is a true artist."  
 Gail Wolczanski, Teacher Leader - Social Studies,     Oxford Rd. School, New Hartford, NY

  Artists-in-residence provide a special catalyst to your whole school, generating energy and enthusiasm school-wide for your chosen curriculum theme.

In several days, a week or more, Chris will not only make the creative process accessible to the students, he'll have them eagerly presenting their work to their peers and the community.
Chris offers residencies in:

  • Local History
  • Oral History
  • Storytelling
  • Songwriting
  • Theme Song Creation
  • Creative Drama
  • Story Writing
Story Corner
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Slides by Ann Oullette
Choose from the curriculum topics, or select a new one!

  • Fairy Tales
  • Rain forests
  • Greek Mythology
  • The Civil War
  • Families Around the World
  • World Habitats
  • Tall Tales
  • Create a New School Theme Song
  • The Revolutionary War
  • Industrial Revolution
  • The Erie Canal
  • World Tales From Many Cultures
  • Dust Bowl & Depression era
  • Endangered Species
  • Preserving the Environment
  • Western Expansion
  • World War II

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"The talent you displayed this week will stand out for me as one of the best experiences for children I have witnessed for many years.
             -  Sue Fitting,  Director ofFine Arts, Scotia-Glenville Schools, Scotia NY

Naturally, different artists will structure their programs differently, but in general, the best residencies include:

"Everytime I work with you I am amazed at how our children respond to you and produce what they do.  Everyone in the building, including the principal and parents, raved about what we acomplished in the residency."
  - Sue Brudnak, 3rd Gr. Teacher and AIE rep, Krieger School, Poughkeepsie, NY

So what might YOUR residency be like? Go to  residencies page two  to find out.

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