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Classes start TODAY

Did you see our post on Friday?  We are excited to announce that the Greenville Arts Council will be hosting 3 different workshops that offer CEU credits. The CEU class descriptions are provided below. If you are interested in registering, please either call the GAC office at 662-332-2246 or email Megan Hines directly.

Pottery for Adults
Richard Dattel’s popular class is back for the summer! Learn hand building and how to throw on the wheel in this 2 week crash course.
$55 GAC Members, $65 NonMembers
July 10, 12, 17 & 19 from 10 AM -11:30 AM
0.6 CEU is available for educators for an additional $15.
Paper Mache for Adults
After a super successful gallery showing, Kim Guthrie will be sharing her talent as a 2-Day introduction to Paper Mache Workshop for adults. Get ready for whimsy and fun!
July 18 & 19 from 1-3:30 PM
$55 GAC Members, $65 NonMembers
0.5 CEU is available for educators for an additional $15.
Drama for the Classroom
World traveler and Cleveland native Errol McLendon has returned to the Delta for the summer and will be doing a special workshop for teachers on how to use drama and creativity in the classroom.
July 24 & 26 from 1-3:30 PM
$55 GAC Members, $65 NonMembers
0.5 CEU is available for educators for an additional $15.
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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.