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Looking for CEUs?

With winter weather slowly sneaking up on us, it seems like a perfect time to add a little excitement into our routine. What kind of excitement? New art classes, obviously! Registration is open for our spring art classes that start in February and we’ve really got something for everyone! This spring we have 2 different adult classes that offer CEU credit, including one specific to arts in the classroom. Check out the full schedule after the jump!


Arts for the Classroom – CEU Credit Available

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. from February 20 – April 2 (7 weeks)

$75 for Non-GAC Members, $65 for GAC Members

Teachers, this is for you! A rotation of art forms will be taught for use in the classroom, including paper mache, puppet making, painting, and drawing. Cost includes all supplies. Limited to 10 students. This class offers an option for 1 CEU credit for an additional $15.


Adult Pottery Class

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. from February 21 – March 20 (5 weeks)

$75 for Non-GAC Members, $65 for GAC Members

Back by popular demand! 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.

Painting for Beginners – CEU Credit Available

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. from February 21 – April 3 (7 weeks)

$75 for Non-GAC Members, $65 for GAC Members

Learn the basics of painting, from drawing a base to the finished product. Local art teacher, Ms. Tracy Norell, will guide you step-by-step to make your painting a success. Cost includes all supplies. Limited to 10 students. This class offers an option for 1 CEU credit for an additional $15.

Sing a Tune!

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. from February 21 – April 3 (7 weeks)

$60 for Non-GAC Members, $50 for GAC Members

Have a youngster that loves to sing? Local music teacher, Ms. Leanna Salley, will teach the basics of music, singing, and vocal techniques to 5 – 8 year olds in this weekly class. The last week will be a performance. Limited to 10 students.


Open Studio Drop–In Sessions

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. from February 23 – March 22 (5 weeks)

$5 per session, no registration required

Looking for a break in the week to be creative? The Greenville Arts Council is offering open studio drop-in sessions this spring where you can make any kind of art your interested in. Local art teacher, Ms. Alana Burman, will be on site to provide lessons or assist with projects.

Want to register? Call or email Megan Hines, Arts in Education Coordinator at 662-332-2246 or



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.