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Performing & studio arts

All-State Festival of Art and Design (AFAD)

Brenau University

Provides cultural opportunities, develops advanced studio skills, and cultivates aesthetic appreciation among Georgia high school students in art and design. Students are exposed to the relationship of art and society through a festival of exhibitions, presentations, and studio workshops.

Student work will be reviewed at the regional level and highly selective works will be submitted to the All-State Festival for judging and recognition.

Lynn M. Jones
770-534-6240

Art & Museum Education Program

Brenau University

Program features a project taught by guest artists and related to works seen in the Brenau Galleries.

Program also provides: age/grade specific and DBAE-based curriculum guides for teachers statewide, docent guided tours, hands-on workshops for students, SDU workshops for teachers at the Georgia Art Education Association state conference, and catalogs and guest speakers for exhibitions.

Dr. Mary Jane Taylor
770-534-6205

Dance

Brenau University

High school dance students participate in workshops sponsored by the Brenau Dance Program and attend Brenau Dance Ensemble concerts free of charge.

Lectures and demonstrations for grades K-12 are custom-designed as to content, length, formal, or settings.

Carol Smiarowski
770-534-6249

Jolie Long
770-538-4757

Firespark!

Brenau University

Collection of programs designed for talented middle and high school students from the Middle Atlantic States, Southeast and Midwest, and from foreign countries.

Dr. John Upchurch
770-534-6741

Gallery Outreach

Brenau University

University galleries sponsor a local outreach program in the fall offering a variety of cross-disciplinary activities for after-school programs, including programs based on Japanese art and culture, African cultures, and British art and culture.

Jean Westmacott
770-534-6212

WonderQuest

Brenau University

WonderQuest presents productions for school children across the region, and offers school visits by theatre professionals and study guides pertaining to the productions.

One theatre production in the season offers special morning performances for middle and high school students. Theatre professionals offer in-school visits prior to the performances to prepare students for the productions. High school theatre students are invited to Sunday matinee performances of the Gainesville Theater Alliance productions and ask questions of the cast and crew.

Dr. Ann Demling
770-534-6264

Arts Education - Music Programs Through Spivey Hall

Clayton State University

K-12 students from many schools attend concerts in Spivey Hall during the school day by arrangement with the Hall’s Community Outreach program.

The Children’s Choir consists of singers ages 10 to 17 and offers professional-level music training in vocal pedagogy, music theory, sight singing, ear training, and presentation. The Young Artists choir consists of students ages 10 to 13 and provides music education, vocal training, sight-reading, and ear training. The Choral Workshop provides metro area middle and high school vocalists choral training through week-long workshops. “Spivey Jam!” is a jazz band festival/workshop for middle school jazz ensembles. The Orchestra Workshop program provides selected metro Atlanta high school students with orchestral training.

Gene Pinion
770-961-3683

Arts Education – Preparatory School

Clayton State University

Private music lessons with professional musicians are available to school age children and adults in the community for a modest fee.

Delores Toothaker
770-961-3609

Carlos Museum

Emory University

Provides tours of museum to school children as well as workshops on various aspects of art, ancient dance, pottery making, etc.

Operates Mummy Mobile, an educational outreach vehicle that travels to schools. Provides Atlanta-area schools with outreach programs.

Julie Green
404-727-6118

Center for Educational Partnerships in Music

Georgia State University

Collaboration with Georgia’s P-16 Initiative to provide a sequential curriculum-based music education program to schools in the Atlanta area.

School of Music 404-651-3676

Georgia Shakespeare Festival

Oglethorpe University

Theater company at Oglethorpe and the Education Department of the Festival offer a variety of programs for teachers and students.

Examples include: in-school residencies, daytime matinee performances for school groups, and summer workshops for teachers on teaching Shakespeare.

Kathleen McManus

Art Exhibition Tours

Spelman College

During the academic year, the Spelman museum trains student docents to give tours of current exhibitions to public/private school groups

Kara Lyn Anderson
404-681-3643

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