This spring we are starting a pilot professional development program for self selecting teaching in the Greenville Public School District. Three different courses will be offered between February and May to focus on major art forms including visual arts (paper mache), dance, and music. This intensive training will offer 0.6 CEU credits and is FREE for interested participants ($15 checks/money order will need to be paid for individuals interested in receiving CEU credit).
The first course, paper mache, will be taught over 3 sessions as follows:
February 21st from 4-6:30 pm at E.E. Bass (323 South Main Street):
Participants will spend a full afternoon on February 21st, with practicing artist Kim Guthrie where they will learn the basics of how to create paper mache projects. In this session, Kim will introduce the vocabulary of paper mache, how the elements of “recycled” art can be used in the classroom, and how to create paper mache projects. Classroom sets of materials will be provided to participants.
February 28th from 4-6 pm at E.E. Bass (323 South Main Street):
Teachers will return to work with Megan Hines, Arts in Education Coordinator at the Greenville Arts Council, where they will explore the curriculum connections to accompany the paper mache visual arts method. They will work on generating a lesson plan in grade groups and with collaborate with peers from their campuses.
March 1-21st at GPSD campuses:
Between March 1st and March 21st, Megan will schedule a follow up session to provide follow up feedback and coaching as you implement paper mache in your classroom. This may include Megan coming to observe you in your classroom to provide feedback or meeting with a team at your school (after hours or during planning periods). The goal of the final session is to make updates to lessons, reflect on the learning process, and receive feedback on how the lessons are being delivered in their classes.
Check back for progress on the series and to learn more about other opportunities this spring!
Was SO MUCH FUN! Last Thursday we hosted the 3rd Bottles and Brushes and boy oh boy was it a blast! Local artist Kim Guthrie led participants step by step through a painting from start to finish in 2 hours while they sipped on wine! Mark your calendars for the next on on April 4th from 6-8 pm, you don’t wanna miss it!