About the Author/ Educator
Donna Warwick, “Miss Donna”, is a former elementary school teacher and graduate of
Webster University. She has been teaching her original Artsfusion, arts integration
method to students in preschool through high school since 1994.
In her years of guiding children in creative movement, theatre, singing and art activities, she had the great fortune of meeting families from many cultural backgrounds and has had the opportunity to teach children with a wide range of physical abilities and learning styles. Often teaching as many as 250 students per week, she traveled to public schools,
Montessori Schools, Project Base, Reggio, Waldorf, New Age, religious schools and home
school cooperatives. Donna is always happy to adjust her programming to meet the needs
of each educational approach with all respect.
Glass Pen Press: Children's Book Author
Warwick's first picture book, "There's a Mouse on My Head!" was published in August 2015.
Donna wishes to thank illustrator Dayne Sislen whose charming illustrations made the book come alive!
Her middle grade fiction chapter book which has been the bases of most recent camps and residencies will be available in 2017.
The Artsfusion Method: Developer and Instructor
Donna Warwick is the creator of the Artsfusion Method, her own arts integration program. She taught Artsfusion, early childhood music and creative movement in Champaign Urbana, Illinois for over 20 years and has served as artist in residence for the past 5 years at University Primary School, University of Illinois. Her residencies have culminated in children's digital and traditional art exhibits in the Krannert Art Museum and the Orpheum Children's Science Museums. She has held teacher training seminars in her Artsfusion Method and inspired other educators to integrate the arts into their traditional classrooms.
Donna continues to return to teach summer theatre intensives at Class Act Champaign and has directed the students in three of her original plays.
Currently, Warwick is based in St. Louis where she is an Interchange Teaching Artist at the Center for Creative Arts (COCA) and an arts enrichment specialist at several St. Louis area schools teaching Digital Artsfusion for the I-Pad, improv theatre, ballet, creative movement.
Arts Leadership and Advocacy: Champaign Urbana Ballet
Donna is a co-founder of the Champaign Urbana Ballet where she served on the Board of Directors from 1998 until she moved to St. Louis in 2011. A strong advocate for making the arts available to all, she also founded C-U Ballet’s Tickets for Kids Program, which provides free tickets to The Nutcracker and other children’s ballets for families who otherwise would not be able to attend.
Warwick also served on the Board of Directors at the Conservatory of Central Illinois where she developed family and early childhood music programs.
Donna is a member of the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
• Working with children
Donna is able to create original activities based on your classrooms needs.
2010 - present
2010 - present