The Kax Herberger Center for Children + the Arts

ArtsWork Past Project

Navajo Humanities Project funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, this project focused on the development of a technology-infused humanities curriculum based in Navajo history and culture, with Seba Dalkai School – a Navajo school in northern Arizona.


iCreate is a collaboration between ArtsWork and the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Phoenix Children's Hospital. Young people create digital stories through computer technology, including digital music, images and photography.

Tumbleweed Center’s Asphalt Art
The partnership between ArtsWork and the Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development integrates performing arts into the programs and resources available for homeless youth at the center. ASU artists in residence work with young people on a variety of projects including gallery shows and performances, collaborative video storytelling, a center-wide haunted house, and an original play, developed and performed by Tumbleweed clients as part of the 2009 Phoenix Fringe Festival.

Annual Research Symposium
Every March ArtsWork hosts an Arts Education Research Symposium for faculty and Arizona State University graduate students in Visual Arts, Dance, Music and Theatre.

Theatre Education: A Resource of Practical and Project-Based Warm-ups and Units for Middle and High School
This online collection of theatre and drama activities offers a wealth of options for both beginning and veteran teachers. Warm-up games and theatre units for grades K-12 are coded by skill area and theatrical content.

Place: Vision & Voice
Place: Vision & Voice is a community-based digital storytelling and performance residency program. Working together, program participants and collaborating artists create and edit multi-media performance collages.

Celebrating Excellence in Ceramics
This program invites you to explore the big idea of excellence and explore judgment, proportion, and pattern as you investigate ceramic art.

Preadolescents Reflect on their Dance Drawings: The Impact of Hip-Hop Culture
In this pilot study preadolescents revealed their social identities, which transcended their ordinary experiences in the complex world of hip-hop. Drawings and reflections by this group of students have been posted on a website. This study will enlarge into across-cultural comparison with groups of students in Granada, Spain, and Antakya, Turkey.