As some of you know, my husband and I recently relocated to Greenville, SC. I am finding an explosion of art and cultural events as well as arts education in the schools--including creative writing! Looking for an opportunity to teach, an acquaintance recommended I first volunteer with the Explore the Arts camp that meets in the Fine Arts Center. Over the next few weeks I'll share some photos and videos. These posts will be heavy on images and light on text as I try to share with you the excitement and energy of these young-artists-in-training. And hopefully, next year I'll be sharing my experiences teaching fiction and journalism!When I stopped in the Drama and Improv class led by Andrew Bryant, they immediately improvised a jazz pose for me.
Jan Woodward taught Ballet and Modern Dance to sixth through eighth graders. The dancers had just learned this routine.
Each instructor was passionate about communicating his or her love for art to their students. It was a pleasure to watch kindergartners through adults unabashedly throw themselves into the act of creation.
Bryant, showing her class|
her Phantom of the Opera scrapbook
The following pictures are from Katie Jones' class of second and third graders enjoying Clay Exploration.
I tried to take a picture of Dr. Roy Fluhrer, Director of the Fine Arts Center, in front of one of the many sculptures which adorn the school. He declined. Over his shoulder as walked away he said, "It's not about me. It's about the kids."