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Camp is Coming!

Looking for a fun way to spend the summer days?
The Greenville Arts Council’s Summer Art Camp is back and open for registration!

Session Dates:
Session 1: Monday, June 13 through Friday, June 17
Session 2: Monday, June 20 through Friday, June 24

Age Groups:
Ages 5-8 9 am – 12 pm
Students will participate in a rotation of art classes, including:
Visual Art: Learn drawing, painting, and about exhibits in the gallery.
Music: Learn rhythm and other musical concepts using songs.
Dance: Learn group dances and dance moves from popular TV shows and movies, and learning to move to the beat.
Theater: Learn improvisation games, reader’s theatre, and how to have fun on stage.

Ages 9-12 1 pm – 4 pm
Students will participate in longer lessons in each of the following art classes:
Ceramics: Learn how to work with clay, make sculptures and the principals of ceramics.
Visual Arts: Learn how to paint, draw and use mixed media to create unique works of art.

Snacks will be provided to campers every day. 5-8 year olds should bring a sack lunch on Friday.

COST: $80 per session (Non-GAC Member), $70 per session (GAC member)
All supplies included in cost

Return the GAC Camp Registration Form with full payment or $25.00 deposit (balance will be due on first day of camp) to: Greenville Arts Council; 323 South Main St.; Greenville, MS, 38701. Make checks payable to the Greenville Arts Council. Registration is limited to 20 students, reserve your camper’s spot today!



The mission of the Greenville Arts Council is to promote the rich cultural heritage of the region and stimulate and encourage cultural activities, arts appreciation, arts education, and the creative works of artists. Some of the responsibilities that help define the Greenville Arts Council as the primary promoter of the arts in our area include offering art classes to children and adults, organizing community events, presenting an ongoing series of free exhibits featuring visual artists from the area and the state, and coordinating educational programs which teach arts-integration in local schools. The Greenville Arts Partnership between the Greenville Arts Council, the Greenville Public School District and our three community arts partners, Delta Center Stage, Delta Symphony Association and the Delta Children’s Museum, is focused on full arts integration in the GPSD elementary schools. Plentiful research documents the value of the teaching in and through the arts to help students understand core academic concepts on a deep level. The partnership was the first in the state of Mississippi accepted into the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program in 2003, joining over 100 other partnerships between school districts and arts organizations across the country. The partnership provides professional development for teachers, arts experiences for students and resource and referral on arts integration issues. Professional development has been provided in two ways, through workshops with Teaching Artists from the Kennedy Touring Roster and grade-level and/or discipline-specific professional development with our local staff. We present a series of model demonstration lessons to teachers in grades K to 6, demonstrating connections between Partnership free arts programming and required state frameworks. The partner arts groups present a series of live performances allowing each elementary child in the GPSD to attend at least once each year. The groups work with the Arts Council staff to develop accompanying curriculum-based educational material for distribution to teachers prior to each performance. Over the years, we have succeeded in providing basic arts integration training district-wide as well as in-depth professional development to allow groups of teachers to increase their level of mastery.