Cultural and Afternoon Arts
About Afternoon Arts Classes-
For Children ages 4-12
The Jacksonville Center currently offers Afternoon Arts every Thursday from 4-5pm for only $3 per class per student. For more than four years our creative youth have been designing and making unique arts projects, led by local teaching artists. This class continues every week, except on holidays. You can register online, call or stop in to register your child. Parent participation is welcome, but not required.
Lara Davis Phelps, Lara is a local artist and mother. Her favorite medium is glass, where she creates custom jewelry use hot molten glass. She is a crafty and fun loving person who will have a great time teaching Afternoon Arts.
You can register online for Afternoon Arts class or call or stop by the Jax during regular business hours.
About Cultural Arts Classes-
For Children Ages 8-16
The Jacksonville Center is pleased to offer a new youth art class that happens weekly. Cultural Arts will be every Monday from 4-5pm for only $3 per class per student. Susan Mead, a sociology professor at Ferrum College will be lead young minds into a world of diversity through the arts. This class continues every week, except on holidays. You can register online, call or stop in to register your child. Parent participation is welcome, but not required.
September’s theme is “An Exploration of Tribal Verse, Voice, & Visual Arts” and will include classes titled “Imagination Inspired by Monacan Indian Nation Poetry” and “Sharing Stories of Struggle from African and Native American Tribal Friends”. October’s theme will be “An African American Arts Appreciation Adventure” with classes titled “Learning Lessons of Art & Culture from Jacob Lawrence and “Hearing Harlem Renaissance Rhythms & Rhymes”.
You can register online for Cultural Arts class or call or stop by the Jax during regular business hours.
The Jax does close when Floyd County public schools are closed, so there will be no Afternoon Arts during school closures.
For a look at what classes will be doing currently, check out our blog post!