School Shows at The ArtsCenter
School Shows are a series of multi-disciplinary performances presented on weekday mornings at The ArtsCenter, and are excellent field trip opportunities for students and teachers alike! All of our shows are connected to curriculum and provide unique cultural experiences for students. We have taken great care in programming a season of shows designed to enhance students’ classroom learning. Potential curriculum connections include Music, History/Social Studies, Storytelling, Multicultural Themes, Theatre and Performing Arts, Character-Building, and more!
- Information on 2016-2017 School Shows now available!
- 2016-2017 School Shows Ticket Reservation Form
- 2016-2017 School Shows Flyer (coming soon!)
All tickets to School Shows are $7. For every 10 Student tickets purchased, you will receive one complimentary Adult ticket. A limited number of discounted tickets to each show are available for students in Title 1 classrooms. Scholarships are made possible through the generous support of The Grable Foundation, The Nicholson Foundation, GSK, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the Orange County Arts Commission.
Artist Residency Programs
The mission of the arts residency programs is to find ways to integrate the arts to achieve the common core curriculum goals by presenting the subject matter in new and different ways. We can assist you in making that connection. We have a roster of talented and experienced teaching artists with unlimited imaginations. Our approach in developing lesson plans creates excitement and fosters curiosity in a variety of subjects for all ages and learning styles.
- Information for Classroom Teachers in Focus Schools (Central Elementary, New Hope Elementary, and Efland Cheeks Elementary)
- Information for Teaching Artists
- Encourage Creativity: Teach the Arts (facts, figures, action)
Professional Development Workshops
For Classroom Teachers: On-site professional development workshops for classroom teachers that provide strategies on using the arts to teach curriculum. (Curriculum and art focus areas are chosen by school principals and/or teachers.) For Teaching Artists: Professional development workshops that train prospective teaching artists on The ArtsCenter’s residency models and provide professional development from master teaching artists.