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 Arts In Education Information

The Arts Council supports the work of visual art, music, and drama teachers in our county schools.  There are opportunities for the teachers to have visiting artists work with students and opportunities for students to attend special performances. 

Additionally, the ACWC offers grants for teachers to hire visitng artists working in a variety of disciplines.

Examples: past offerings

In 2007/08 three local schools took advantage of these grants Wayne Country Day School & St. Mary's School received a grant to hire Poetry Alive to spend a day with students. The Asheville group used poetry to emphasize the importance of reading and writing. Northeast Elementary School received a grant to hire painter, Harry Davis. Mr. Davis spent the day talking to the children about his art and the importance of staying in school.

In May 2008, the Arts Council will offered a program to Wayne County schools. Dreamweaver, a Wayne County resident and Native American artist visited four local schools. During his visit he spoke to students about art in Native American culture.

Each year, the ACWC partners with the NC Symphony to provide a free education concert for all WCPS fourth grade students. 

In 2010, through an Arts in Education Grant form the NC Arts Council, the ACWC brought Sandy Creek Weavers Rosewood Elementary School and Northwest Elementary School.  Each school took part in a week long residency.  Artist Victoria Sowers worked with fifth grade to students teaching them the history and basics of weaving on lap looms and large looms.  Students created individual projects.  The entire school took part in a "community" weaving that was then permently installed in a public area.

In 2014, art teacher Amy Kennedy and the North Drive Elementary fourth grade students will work with artist Bryant Holsenbeck to create an installtion project depicting the flora and fauna of North Carolina.  Holsenbeck is a well-known North Carolina artist who uses recycled objects to create art.  This residency is made possible throught an Arts in Education grant from the NC Arts Council. 

School administrators or teachers interested in applying for a grant can contact Wendy Snow Walker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

The Arts Council of Wayne County is proud to offer tours and activities for school groups.  We are happy to serve any group: homeschoolers, private schools, public school, from preschool-aged to college-aged-- there is something here for every one! Groups tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. For more details on group tours or to schedule one, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 919-736-3300.

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Arts In Education Information

The Arts Council supports the work of art teachers in our county schools by offering opportunities for the teachers to have visting artists work with students.

Additionally, the ACWC offers grants for teachers to hire visitng artists working in a variety of disciplines.