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New Classes with CEU Opportunities!

Paper Mache Class

June 27-30 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: Non GAC member $80;  GAC member $75

Kim Guthrie, local paper mache artist, will teach paper mache classes for teenagers and adults. Kim’s classes focus on building paper mache forms using simple techniques. These classes will break the rules of traditional paper mache and show the students shortcuts to creating unique forms. The class will provide technical understanding of the medium and provide a basis for creative and expression. All supplies are included in pricing. Limited to 15 participants.

Adult Oil Painting Class

July 11-14 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: Non GAC member $80;  GAC member $75

Mark Buckner, recognized local painter, will teach an adult painting class. This class is an introduction to painting that emphasizes color mixing, painting techniques, and composition. The purpose of the class is to promote sensitivity to color interaction, advance technical and compositional skills, and provide a basis for creative growth and expression. All supplies are included in pricing. Limited to 20 participants.

Space is limited, enroll today!

To enroll in a summer class, email Megan Hines or call 662.332.2246. Participants interested in receiving CEU credits will have an additional $15 fee. Download the GAC Summer CEU Flyer here



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.