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GAC Fall Art Classes Announced

This fall we’re offering something for everyone! From 1 year old children to retired adults and everyone in between, we’ve got classes for every age group. We have 4 different CEU opportunities this fall and will be expanding our calendar again in the spring. Find out more about our classes after the jump! Please note that with new classes coming, we have new class policies. As class space is limited, we encourage you to register early. A non-refundable $25 deposit is due a week before the class begins in order to reserve your spot; the rest of the payment is due at the first class.

Adult Pottery Class
Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 11:30 am from September 13 – October 11 (5 weeks)
$75 for Non-GAC Members, $65 for GAC Members

Acclaimed local potter, Mr. Richard Dattel, will teach participants how to throw a variety of pieces on the ceramics wheel. Cost includes all supplies. Limited to 5 students.

Elementary Art Class
Tuesdays, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm from September 13 – October 25 (7 weeks)
$70 for Non-GAC Members, $60 for GAC Members

From over the river, Ms. Tracy Norrell of Lake Village, AR, will be bringing her talents to the Greenville Arts Council to teach a range of art mediums to Kindergarten – Fourth Graders. Cost includes all supplies. Limited to 15 students.

Music for Minnows
Wednesdays, 10:00 am – 10:45 am from September 14 – November 2 (8 weeks)
$60 for Non-GAC Members, $50 for GAC Members

Music for Minnows is back! Local music teacher, Ms. Leanna Salley, will teach the basics of music to children between 1 and 5 years old. Cost includes a CD, music book, and an instrument. Limited to 12 students. Parents/guardians are welcome to attend with their child.

3-D and Mixed Media Art Class
Thursdays, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm from September 15 – October 13 (5 weeks)
$50 for Non-GAC Members, $40 for GAC Members

Looking for a class for students in 5 -12 grade? Ms. Alana Burman will return to E.E. Bass after teaching at the Greenville Renaissance Scholar’s summer camp to work with students on a variety of 3-D and mixed media projects. Cost includes all supplies. Limited to 15 students.

Adult Pottery – CEU Credits Available
Thursdays, 5:00 pm-6:30 pm from September 15-October 28 (7 weeks)
$75 for Non-GAC Members, $65 for GAC Members

Acclaimed local potter, Ms. Kathy Smith, will teach participants how to throw a variety of pieces on the ceramics wheel as well as basic hand building techniques. Cost includes all supplies. Limited to 10 students. This class offers an option for 1 CEU credit for an additional $15.

Mississippi Teaching Artist Workshops – CEU Credits Available
This fall the Greenville Arts Partnership will be hosting Professional Development on three different Saturdays, taught by Mississippi Teaching Artists that specialize in science, literacy, math and social science arts integration. 0.6 CEU credits are available for interested participants for an additional $15 fee.

Chuck Galey’s Professional Development for Educators
Saturday, August 20, 8:00 am-3:00 pm, O’Bannon High School
FREE for WSLD and GPSD teachers, $60 for the general public.
As a teaching artist and award winning author/illustrator of children’s books, Chuck’s goal is to inspire students to become life long readers. Chuck Galey has illustrated over 50 books for educational publishers around the country. Mr. Galey will demonstrate how to use an illustrated text to increase childhood literacy by using a variety of teaching methods. Participants will learn how to create hand puppets, will explore reader’s theatre and will create thematic unit boards around a given text. His strategies will have a clear connection to ELA Mississippi State Frameworks. Open to all Pre-K-6 educators. 0.6 CEU credits are available from Delta State University. Registration required at http://chuck-galey-workshop.eventbrite.com/

Stephanie Artz’s Professional Development for Educators
Saturday, September 10, 8:00 am-3:00 pm, Melissa Manning Elementary School
FREE for WSLD and GPSD teachers, $60 for the general public.

Stephanie Artz was a ballet dancer in the Ballet Arts Ensemble in Nashua, New Hampshire from 1979-1984. She offers classes for K-12 in dance, movement, partnering, and authentic movement tied to curriculum in history and mathematics. Ms. Artz will be working with K-6th grade educators to demonstrate a variety of approaches on how to integrate dance and movement into the Mississippi State Frameworks for Math and Social Sciences. Open to all Pre-K-6 educators. 0.6 CEU credits are available from Delta State University. Registration required at http://stephanie-artz-workshop.eventbrite.com/

Dr. John Hunt’s Professional Development for Educators
Saturday, September 24, 8:00 am-3:00 pm, Jake and Freda Stein Hall
FREE for WSLD and GPSD teachers, $60 for the general public.

Dr. Hunt will demonstrate a variety of ways to engage students in science projects. His methods break down step by step how teachers can use small experiments to grab a student’s attention and get them excited for learning. His session makes clear connections to Science Mississippi State Frameworks and provides take away lessons for the teachers to use in their classrooms. Open to all Pre-K-6 educators. 0.6 CEU credits are available from Delta State University. Registration required at http://john-hunt-workshop.eventbrite.com/

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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.