The in-school programming portion of The Jacksonville Center’s FAR project seeks to send contemporary, traditional and vocational artists into the Floyd County public and private schools for the purpose of exposing our young people to a wider variety of artistic creativity.
As a facilitator of art education, The Jacksonville Center vets potential in-school program artist-instructors and encourages alignment of art classes with the Visual Arts Standards of Learning of Virginia.
Guided by Floyd County art teachers, this program identifies the needs of students and seeks to compliment their regular art instruction with the expertise and enthusiasm of professional artists.
During the Spring of 2010, a graphic arts component of the SOLs for 6th graders was identified and graphic artist, Meghan Delozier (then an art education student at Radford University) was recruited to create and implement 2 one-hour graphic arts classes for each 6th grade class in the county.
While we do focus on art instruction, we are also working to recruit instructors who can creatively engage with the SOLs in other topic areas.