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Wilson County Civic League

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(615) 449-0719

Site Name

Wilson County Civic League

Phone

(615) 449-0719

Tagline

Improving Social Conditions in the Community Since 1984.

Arts Academy

Arts Academy

As part of a grant the Wilson County Civic League obtained in August of 2005, the Arts Academy became a reality. The Wilson County Civic League has always found ways to educate Lebanon's youth who are enrolled in our various programs.​

The Wilson County Civic League realizes that the arts education is very important and have the power to change the lives of our young people, forever. We believe the Arts provide learning opportunities, foster creativity, keep students focused and connect students to themselves and each other. Because of these beliefs, the WCCL continues to offer a comprehensive; two-week summer Arts Academy for local inner- city students ages eight to fourteen. WCCL works diligently to find qualified teachers achieve our goals.

The program is geared toward reaching the inner-city students of the Lebanon community who are in grades 3-8. There are four discipline class curriculum that we offer for the summer, which include graphic art, drama, music, and dance. An aptitude for a particular area is not required to take the classes here at the center. We only ask that students have good attendance, work hard, and have good behavior. This program has been a wonderful experience for both the students and staff.

At the end of the duration of the Arts Academy there is a field trip to either a museum, gallery, or music venue that further enriches the students’ exposure to a broader world.

There is a recital as a finale where the students perform. Parents, family, and WCCL are invited to attend.

Our Goals:

  • Help youth realize their talents and develop their skills in the area of the Arts.
  • Foster creativity and develop socialization.
  • Promote positive activity.
  • Encourage continued studies in the arts.

 

VISUAL ARTS
  • Create a visually pleasing, multi focal point work of art
  • Explore use of color - monochromatic, analogous, and complimentary
  • Explore use of pattern on pattern, versus pattern on solid
  • Utilize necessary tools to create art work - die cut, glue sticks, specialty scissors

 

​MUSIC
  • Learn and sing various West African folk songs.
  • Sing and perform songs involving movement and sign language.
  • Learn and perform songs integrating math skills and spelling skills.
  • Students will learn the history of spirituals and gospel music and how these genres played an important role in African American religious services

 

DANCE
  • Learn basic memorization and team coordination skills.
  • Learn about performance and stage presence when dancing.
  • Prepare a dance routine to present in front of an audience.
  • Have fun and gain knowledge about themselves artistically.

 

​DRAMA
  • Practice collaboration and constructive criticism.
  • Differentiate spoof and satire.
  • Define and use a comic premise.
  • Use exaggeration, an element of comedy.
  • Explore the role of balance in comedy and create and perform a comic skit.

 

* Program is free of charge.


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