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School of the Arts

arts program

CULINARY ARTS

WORKSHOPS AND UPCOMING CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

  • Holiday Baking Workshop - Nov. 2nd
  • Additional Community Workshops
  • Collaboration with Local Farm Products
  • Upcoming Culinary Certificate Programs
  • Serve-Safe Certification

VISUAL ARTS

RE-INVIGORATION OF LEGACY PROGRAM

  • $12,000 in scholarships awarded
  • 16 new visual art majors
  • "Careers in the Arts" speaker series to be
    held in schools
  • Community Workshops on campus and
    at Appalachian Arts Center
  • Renovation of Art Lab, Craft Lab, and new
    Brick Lab
  • Holiday Baking Workshop - Nov. 2nd

THEATER

ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE

  • MAD Camp - Summer Camp for 3rd-7th
    Graders in Music, Art, and Drama
  • Collaborations with local high school
    drama programs
  • Traditional Music and Local History
  • CART collaborative eventsHoliday Baking Workshop - Nov. 2nd

DANCE

LED BY OLIVIA RATLIFF AND REGINA BLANKENSHIP

  • Opportunities for all ages and skill levels
  • Saturday Workshop Series - 8 Saturdays
    focused on technique development
  • Candy Cane Gala - collaborative event
    with area dance schools featuring
    Christmas dance routines
  • Summer Dance Camp
  • Proposed Dance Certificate Fall 2020

For more information contact Morgan Gilbert, Instructor of Art | Director, School of the Arts, 276.964.7216, morgan.gilbert@sw.edu


School of the Arts Events 2019-2020


November


November 21-24, 2019  Jazz: America’s Music
Educational program on the history of jazz presented in local schools, at SWCC, and local concerts by top jazz musicians from the east coast.

Thursday, Nov. 21 11:30-1:00 pm
Jazz Luncheon at SWCC Dickenson Hall $6, $5 for students features SWCC Jazz and the pros

Thursday, November 21st, 2019, 4-6pm
Appalachian Arts Center
Quilting workshop for kids. $35 for all 3 classes.

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 10am-4pm
Art Tour to Bluefield
Sign up on Workforce Development page at www.sw.edu

Sunday, Nov. 24 at 3:00
Jazz: America’s Music final Concert at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church in Abingdon, VA

Saturday, November 30th, 5:30pm:
Candy Cane Gala, Performances in Dance, Music, and Storytelling, Local Art.
King Community Center

December

Tuesday, December 3rd and 5th: 6 - 8:30 pm
Appalachian Arts Center
Precious metal clay jewelry making workshop with local artist Allison Street. All materials will be provided, and participants will make a bronze necklace and a pair of earrings. $95

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 2:00 pm
Piano Class Student Recital, Dickenson Hall

Thursday, December 5, 2019 
SWCC Jazz Ensemble to VCCS Hire Ed Conference at The Homestead

Sunday, December 8, 2019 @ 2:30 and 4:00 pm
SWCC Christmas Concert, King Community Center, featuring SWCC Community Chorus, SWVA Children’s Choir, Orchestra

Monday, December 9, 2019 at 10:00 am and 12:15 pm
SWVA Children’s Choir and SWCC Jazz Combo and Jazz Vocal Ensemble King Community Center

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 12-1:30 pm
Lunchtime Jazz @ SWVA Cultural Center featuring SWCC Jazz Combo and SWCC Jazz Vocal Ensemble

Thursdays: December 12th and 19th from 4-6pm:
Afterschool art class for children
Appalachian Arts Center

Saturday, December 14th at 2pm: 
AAC's Annual Handmade Christmas Market and Open House. The community is invited to meet our artisans, shop local and enjoy refreshments while mingling and browsing the galleries. Free and open to all.
Appalachian Arts Center


Upcoming

March 27
Art Portfolio Day for High School Students
March 6-13
Italian Highlights Trip: Venice, Rome, Florence
July 20-24
Mad Camp


 

The Festival of the Arts

April 16 - 26, 2020

The 2020 Festival of the Arts will celebrate the arts with the theme Spotlight on the Visionaries: Throughout Time, Around the World.

A complete schedule of festival performances and events can be found at the Festival of the Arts website.


 

Appalachian Arts Center

The center showcases local artisans and provides opportunity for residents to shop locally for beautiful and unique artworks to enjoy and share.

More information can be found at the Appalachian Arts Center website.