Arts in Education is integral to the mission of the Arts Council. Each year, the Arts Council works to foster programs which allow professional artists to enrich the lives of area students through performances, workshops, and master classes. These programs provide opportunities for students to develop their own creativity through personal contact with professional performers.
The Arts in Education program for the 2016-2017 season included a DRUMLine Live master class for students from local music programs with the music director and several cast members. Students from area school districts had the opportunity to talk with the artists and learn from the experience of these touring performers.
KIDS From Wisconsin will hold a free outreach on July 17 at the PAC with workshops on dance, music, lights, and sound. Students interested in registering may do so at http://www.kidsfromwisconsin.org/.
The 2017-2018 season includes two outreach opportunities. One is in January for theater and music students with cast members of Broadway’s Next Hit Musical; the other is in March with Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers.
There is another opportunity where local students experience arts in education throughout the season. Lincoln High School students comprise the technical staff for the Performing Arts Center. They get to meet a variety of professional artists and artist management while they work.
The Arts Council is grateful to be able to offer these opportunities through the generous support of its sponsors and members.