Every child deserves the sweetness of arts in their education.
Arts Education in Calaveras County needs your help!
The Calaveras County Arts is committed to helping our local schools provide high quality arts instruction. We believe that children thrive when they have contact with the arts, and that the arts are a necessary part of a child’s education and life. Your donations and events like Ride & Bike4Art raise funds that help kids succeed in and enjoy life.
Theater in schools
Your donations help fund a visit to San Andreas Elementary School by B Street Theater, a professional company whose mission includes outreach in education. This year they will bring the 32nd Fantasy Festival of New Plays, a touring group that celebrates the work of student playwrights. The plays, written by kids between 3rd grade to 8th grade, range in topics and include a battle between chefs, time travel, and a mystery between and old rat and a cat.
The shows are entertaining for the kids, to be sure, but they’re about more than just a good show. B Street Theater brings study guides for the teachers that prompt discussions about writing, telling stories, and the themes of the plays, and offer suggestions for kids to write their own stories.
Jenny Lind Fine Arts day
For the last two years, the Arts Council has supported programs like the Jenny Lind Fine Arts Day. Every year for last 18 years, Jenny Lind Elementary School has devoted a day to the arts. Kids choose what classes they want to be in and then spend the whole day making art.
Teacher and volunteers and professional artists work in classrooms giving art lessons for the kids. Past lessons have included spin art, butterflies out of coffee filters, and photography. The kids have had drama, music, and an assembly where they got to watch dancers from the Top Hat School of Dance from Burson.
Your gifts will help us provide art supplies to Calaveras High School Floral design class so that students can learn watercolor in order to create artwork based on their floral designs. You’ll also be helping us sponsor two teachers—Anne Cook and Sue King—as they teach arch classes in the spring at Toyon Middle School.
Join the CCAC!
Our membership drive is gearing up! Join or renew your membership before May 15 and get an extra month free!
Calaveras County Arts Council
Our goal is to support, nourish, and awaken the arts in our community.