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Arts Academy

 

The Wilson County Civic League

Arts Academy

As part of a grant the Wilson County Civic League obtained in August of 2005, the Arts Academy became a reality. The Wilson County Civic League has always found ways to educate Lebanon's youth who are enrolled in our various programs. 

The Wilson County Civic League realizes that the arts are very important  and have the power to change the lives of our young people, forever.  We believe the arts provide learning opportunities, foster creativity, keep students focused and connect students to themselves and each other. Because of these beliefs, the WCCL continues to offer a comprehensive; two-week summer arts academy for local inner city students aged eight to fourteen.  Our pursuit allowed us to find an ideal staff to help us achieve our goals.

The program is geared toward reaching the inner city students of the Lebanon community who are in grades 3-8. There are 4 classes that we offer for the summer, which include graphic art, drama, music, and dance.  An aptitude for a particular area is not required to take the classes here at the center.  We only ask that students have good attendance, work hard, and have good behavior.  This program has been a wonderful experience for both the students and staff. 

As part of this program, we take a field trip to a museum or area related to what we are learning.

There  is a recital at the end in which parents and the community can come and observe students perform.

Students have been enthusiastic, and look forward to this annual fun time of learning.

Our Goals:

  • Help youth realize their talents and develop their skills in the area of the arts.

  • Foster creativity and develop socialization.

  • Promote positive activity.

  • Encourage continued studies in the arts.

Each year's objectives center on a theme.  Example objectives in each discipline are as follows:

 

ART

Create a visually pleasing, multi focal point work of art

Explore use of color - monochromatic, analogous, of complimentary

Explore use of pattern on pattern, versus pattern on solid

Utilize necessary tools to create art work - die cut, glue sticks, specialty scissors

MUSIC

Students will learn and sing various West African folks songs.

Students will sing and perform songs with movement and sign language.

Students will learn and perform songs integrating math skills and spelling skills.

Students will learn the history of spirituals and gospel music and how these genres played an important role in African American religious services 

DANCE 

Students will learn basic memorization and teams work skills.

Students will learn about performance and stage presence when dancing.

Students will learn a dance routine to present in front of an  audience.

Students will have fun and gain knowledge about themselves artistically.

DRAMA

Students will practice collaboration and constructive criticism.

Students will differentiate spoof and satire.

Students will define and use a comic premise.

Students will use exaggeration, an element of comedy.

Students will explore the role of balance in comedy and create and  perform a comet skit.

DRAMA

Students will practice collaboration and constructive criticism.

Students will differentiate between spoof and satire.

Students will define and use a comic premise

Students will use exaggeration, an element of comedy.

Students will explore the role of balance in  comedy and create and perform a comic skit.  

* Program is free of charge.