Fall In the Arts in The Messy SpaceMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Aug 04 2014 7:45 AM
Arts Exploration for Everyone
The Cultural Arts Center has at its core the mission of promoting, educating, and providing opportunities in the visual and performing arts to the Wiregrass area thereby connecting arts to community. By offering exploratory classes in pottery, visual arts, mixed medium, textiles, and dance, children in elementary, pre-school, and middle school grades get to dabble, try on, and experiment with many different art forms that some may never have had the opportunity to explore before. Supported in part by grants and local business support, these classes are offered after school and are taught by local professional working artists.
The Messy Space Was Born
To do this means providing students access at reasonable, affordable prices or through scholarships provided by grants and foundations. Thus “The Messy Space” was born. Located in the old 5th grade wing behind the main structure of the Cultural Arts Center, “The Messy Space” has 3 classrooms that rotate working artists and allows all young artists to create regardless of pottery dust, dye colors on the floor, paint splatter, glue drops, and a variety of other messy substances that can end anyone’s creative juices. Dance classes are held in the center’s dance studio complete with walls of mirrors to help students visually see their progress and form.
Scholarships are available for these classes. Contact the Cultural Arts Center staff (Ann or Dawn) to get the forms to fill out to request a scholarship. We want to be available to as many students as we can be to help everyone explore the arts. If you feel you need a scholarship, stop by the Cultural Arts Center and complete a scholarship application form and turn in. Our committee will meet in late August to determine the number of scholarships to give out and how much. We will notify each scholarship applicant after that.