USC Upstate Art Students Teaching At Spartanburg Art Museum

January 24, 2011 at 9:51 am

Spartanburg, S.C. – Students in Dr. Mary Lou Hightower’s “Foundations in Art Education” class will be teaching at the Spartanburg Art Museum every Thursday during the month of February. The USC Upstate students will prepare unique art lessons for elementary students each week from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

“The lessons will follow the state visual arts standards and the recommended format for South Carolina Visual Arts Curriculum,” said Dr. Mary Lou Hightower, associate professor of art education at USC Upstate. “This unique opportunity provides a service to the Spartanburg Art Museum School and practical experience for the USC Upstate students to team-teach an art lesson to a group of young children.”

There are still a few slots available for children in the Spartanburg community to participate in this exciting learning experience. “February at the Museum: Explorations of the Imagination” will be held each Thursday in February from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. for children ages 6 to 11. Participants will enjoy the fun and excitement of learning art from college students in the USC Upstate Art Education Program in a world of high-energy and artistic challenge. Each class provides the opportunity to think outside the box and create one-of-a-kind artworks. Tuition is $50 and includes the material fee.

For more information, contact Robert LoGrippo at (864)948-5364 or Mary Lou Hightower at (864) 503-5817.