We are very proud to share that as a result of our
successful April 2017 Art & House Tour, $90,750 will be invested in
bringing visual and performing arts to the young people on Johns and
Wadmalaw Islands. Our profound thanks to our tireless and generous
members, the business community and all who participated in the
CHAMBER MUSIC CHARLESTON (CMC) Total: $14,600
Classical Kids Concerts
These acclaimed concerts introduce young audiences to the excitement
of live music. They include interactive, informative insights
brought to life through the introduction of musicians and their
instruments, sing-alongs, and audience participation.
Peter and the Wolf for wind quintet and
narrator in October 2017. Advance work with individual art
classes will take place at each school to create original
artwork to accompany the story.
Circle Unbroken for string quartet and
narrator in March 2018.
Each concert will be presented during school
hours at Angel Oak Elementary (Johns Island), Mt. Zion Elementary
(Johns Island) and Edith Frierson Elementary (Wadmalaw). Cost:
Resources to Haut Gap Middle School’s
During four visits, the CMC String Quartet will play alongside
students on works they are preparing and perform selected works from
the standard string quartet repertoire.
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
CHILDREN'S OPERA Total: $3,450
Students at Johns and Wadmalaw Island elementary schools will be
delighted with what is often their first experience with opera. The
story telling, music, costumes and scenery will bring this
performing art form to life. The opera is performed by College of
Charleston opera students under the direction of David Templeton,
Director of the CofC Opera Program.
ENGAGING CREATIVE MINDS (ECM)
Summer STEAM (Science, Technology,
Engineering, Art and Math) Camp
This investment will immerse 30 students from Angel Oak
Elementary into a six week summer learning experience at the College
of Charleston. This camp is positioned as “loss prevention” as these
students return to school in the fall immersed in experiences that
accelerate their learning pace while opening a world where academic
subjects are infused with art. Transportation will be provided for
all students. Cost: $40,500
Curriculum support to the CofC Children's
ECM Curriculum Coaches and Art Partners will work directly with
educators at Mt. Zion, Angel Oak, and Edith Frierson Elementary
Schools to integrate the opera performance into the academic
curriculum. Pre- and post-concert lessons will set the foundation
for the learning before, during, and after the performance. Cost:
GIBBES MUSEUM OF ART Total: $18,000
Eye Spy Pilot Program at St. John's High School for 100+ students
Eye Spy is an established, successful elementary-level outreach
Gibbes Museum program designed to help students learn to examine and
talk about art. At Arts, etc.'s request, the museum will expand this
program by developing a pilot project at St. John's High School.
A Gibbes Museum educator will work in collaboration with the visual
art teacher throughout the school year, creating interactive lesson
plans tied to S.C. Learning Standards. Classroom visits, using
objects from the Gibbes' collections and other major artists, will
highlight the elements of art, introduce explanations of style, and
teach students to compare and contrast. Literary and musical sources
will relate to the theme. The museum is exploring a collaboration
with the MFA program at the College of Charleston to include
Master's students in the project.
The project will include a field trip to the Gibbes Museum, giving
students access to an art collection from colonial America to the
present. The museum can offer an ideal setting for inquiry-based
learning and a center for creativity. Transportation will be
CAMP INSPIRE AT DIXIE PLANTATION Total:
Arts based environmental program for 20 students in grades K-5
This project will be administered by The College of Charleston
School of Education, Health, and Human Performance's School of
Teacher Education, which specializes in developing methods and
research for teachers to infuse the arts in their classes, with a
goal of motivating a life-long love of the arts for all students.
Students attending Camp Inspire will create art as they learn about
science and ecology and explore ideas through hands on learning in
nature. They will explore a variety of ideas as they learn to reach
beyond their capacity and embrace the opportunity to learn from
their mistakes. This concept is based on highly successful European
models where classes are held in forests and other natural settings.
An additional component of this project will include professional
development for Johns and Wadmalaw teachers in environmental arts
lessons they can teach in their classrooms and bring groups of
children to the Dixie Plantation during the school year, leading
hands-on artistic field trips.
Transportation for all campers will be provided as well as
breakfast, lunch, and snacks prepared for and with the children.
Click here to learn about recipients of the
2016 Art & House Tour funds.
Click here to learn about recipients of the
2015 Art & House Tour funds.
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