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Summer Art Camp

It is that time of year again–Art Camp time of year!

art camp

$80 per session (Non-GAC Member)
$70 per session (GAC Member)

Art Camp Session I (June 10-14)

Morning Session Ages 5-8 (9am-12pm)
Afternoon Session Ages 9-12 (1pm-4pm)

Art Camp Session II (June 17-21)

Morning Session Ages 5-8 (9am-12pm)
Afternoon Session Ages 5-8 (1pm-4pm)

Art Camp Session III (June 24-28)

Morning Session Ages 5-8 (9am-12pm)

Ages 5-8 (15 Camper Maximum per Session)
Campers will participate in a variety of art classes, including:

  • Visual Arts: Campers will learn about famous artists & will work with a variety of art mediums.
  • Music: Campers will use their voices to explore rhythm, beat, song, & musical performances.
  • Dance: Campers will work together in dance based games & will create a full dance routine.
  • Drama: Campers will experience the magic of drama through improvisation & short plays.

Each day, campers will participate in an hour and a half rotation of two classes; a full schedule will be provided to each parent/guardian on the first day of camp. On Friday, campers will present their work during an open house from 11 am – 12 pm during the morning session or from 3 – 4 pm in the afternoon session. Family & friends are encouraged to attend.

Ages 9-12 (5 Camper Minimum – Session 1 only)
Campers will participate in longer sessions in each of the following art classes:

  • Ceramics: Campers will learn the basics of hand building & using the ceramics wheel.
  • 2D Art: Campers will work with painting, drawing, & mixed media to create works of art.Each day, campers will work with an instructor on either Ceramics or 2D Art for 3 hours; A full schedule will be provided to each parent/guardian on the first day of camp. On Friday, campers will present their work during an open house from 3 – 4 pm. Family & friends are encouraged to attend.

Return the REGISTRATION FORM with full payment or a $25 deposit (balance will be due the first day of camp) to: Greenville Arts Council; 323 South Main Street, Greenville MS 38701. Please make checks payable to the Greenville Arts Council or GAC.

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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.