Posted in GAP News, Mississippi Art News

Artist to Teaching Artist Workshop in Jackson

The Mississippi Arts Commission will be hosting a workshop called “Artist to Teaching Artist” with professionals from Kid smART from New Orleans. The workshop will be held on Monday, April 15th at the Woolfolk State Office Building in Jackson. Contact MAC’s Arts Education Director, Kim Whitt, for more information and to reserve your spot,

Posted in GAP News, Greenville Public School District, Professional Development

It’s never too early…

…to sign up for our spring Saturday workshops!

Rick Anderson – Visual Arts in the Classroom
January 12, 8 am – 3 pm
E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center

Rick Anderson has spent his professional life as an educator and professional artist. Anderson was an art teacher at Coleman Middle School and his works can still be seen across the campuses of the Greenville Public School District. Mr. Anderson’s teacher training workshops focus on using visual arts across the curriculum by using a variety of techniques that can be adapted for the classroom setting.  Anderson’s artwork will be on display at the Greenville Art Council’s Roger D. Malkin Gallery during the months of January and February, providing teachers the opportunity to bring their students on a field trip to visit the artwork.

Althea Jerome and Kathryn Lewis – Dream Big! 
February 9, 8 am – 3 pm
E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center

Althea Jerome and Kathryn Lewis have traveled all over the state of Mississippi to present their workshops and both have been formally trained as teaching artists by the Kennedy Center. Althea was recognized as the 2012 recipient of the Mississippi Governor’s Award for Arts in Education and Kathryn has been announced as a 2013 Governor’s Award recipient. Althea and Kathryn will present their workshop called Dream Big! that focuses on creating a thematic unit around civil rights movement using theatre, music, social studies and English/Language Arts. Teachers enrolled in the workshop will have the opportunity to experience a model lesson the day prior at their school site, where Althea and Kathryn will work directly with the students to present a lesson that aligns to the workshop they will exhibit the following day.

Posted in GAC Classes, GAP News, Greenville Public School District, Professional Development, Western Line School District

Saturday Teaching Artist Workshop Series – Annie B. McKee November 10

They’re back! Last year we introduced Mississippi Teaching Artist Saturday workshops and we are excited to announce this year’s line up! This school year we are hosting 4 teaching artists – 2 in the fall and 2 in the spring. Registration is FREE for all Greenville Public and Western Line teachers and administrators or $60 for the general public. 0.6 CEU credits are available per workshop to participants for $15 (checks made payable to Delta State University), all paperwork will be available on site.

Annie B. McKee – Storytelling, Social Studies and Common Core
Saturday, November 10, 8 AM – 3 PM
E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center (323 South Main Street, Greenville MS)
Annie B. McKee represents the state’s heritage in her role as a storyteller, author, public speaker, humorist, and creator of historic literary performance events. Ms. McKee is the author of Historic Photos of Mississippi, which documents the rich history of the state. Ms. McKee has written several short plays for children featuring Mississippi historic artists including Jim Henson, Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, Robert Johnson, and Elvis – teaching the struggles and accomplishments of each artist. Ms. McKee’s workshop will explore storytelling in connection to Social Studies and Common Core State Standards for both literary and informational text. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. Reserve your spot at