Visual Arts Academy
VAA Spring 2013 semester dates are:
February 5 through April 18, 2013
About the Visual Arts Academy
Our mission is to provide an avenue of development for students in Pitt County who exhibit high aptitude, interest and skills in the visual arts.
THE ACADEMY EXPERIENCE
Our goal is to give select visual art students a unique learning experience. Students are mentored by visual art educators, licensed by the state of North Carolina. These educators work with your child to further their learning within the bounds of the N.C. Standard Course of Study in the Visual Arts. We facilitate the education, exploration and application of artistic learning in a more expansive and guided studio setting.
STRUCTURE OF THE ACADEMY
The year is divided into two, 8 week semesters, September - early December and February - May. Semesters consist of 18 meetings per term. Studio times are from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Studio sessions are held at the GMA Center for Art Education. This is a new building next door to the museum.
WHO MAY ATTEND
Students in grades 5-8 are eligible to apply. Parents and students must complete an application. We will contact the art teacher listed on the application form to obtain a written letter of nomination of the student to the Academy. An application is included in this handbook and may also be obtained from your child’s art teacher, from the Academy, or from the Greenville Museum of Art.
Tuition is $325.00 each semester. The tuition for returning students is $275.00. Supplies for all studio sessions are included in the tuition. Financial aid is available. Please contact the museum at 758-1946 for more information.
Our financial partners help sponsor students to attend the Academy. Approximately one-half of our students need financial aid to be able to attend the Academy. If you would like to help send a student to the Academy please contact the museum at 758-1946.
The GMA is proud to announce that we are expanding our Visual Art Academy to include a program called Art Intensives. The program will occur on Saturdays, starting September 29th and will be offered to highschool students.
GMA Art Intensives
For students in grades 9-12
February 5th through April 18th, 2013
GMA Art Intensives is an interdisciplinary museum education program for high school students who show aptitude in the visual arts and/or are interested in pursuing a career in the arts. The class focuses on the development of fundamental technical art skills and portfolio development. In addition, students will have the opportunity to travel to local art galleries as well as the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. GMA Art Intensives is designed to enhance artistic and critical thinking skills through peer-group discussions that foster the development of creative and professional skills.
POLICIES AND INFORMATION
WHEN AND WHERE DOES ART INTENSIVES MEET?
GMA Art Intensives meets on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Greenville Museum of Art Center for Art Education, 806 S. Evans Street, Greenville, NC 27834. Students are expected to meet with their studio groups at all sessions unless properly excused. Appropriate behavior is expected.
DROP OFF AND PICK UP
Please drop off and pick up students at the GMA Center for Art Education at 806 S Evans Street promptly at 10:00 am.
Tuition is $250 per semester. Students will need lunch money for GMA field trip to the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. Date: TBA
The GMA will supply students with all Art materials needed for the semester, including a sketch book.
Art Intensives instructor is Katherine Kestler. Ms.Kestler is a NC certified and licensed visual art educator and a MFA candidate in Textile Design at East Carolina University School of Art and also an Instructor with the GMA Visual Art Academy.
Visit VAA Instructor, Katherine Kestler's blog about student art activities last fall.