Arts Underground

The Arts Council of Greater Palatka’s Arts Underground After-School program at the Larimer Arts Center, 216 Reid Street in Palatka, begins Monday October 24th. The program will be Mondays and Tuesdays from 4PM to 5:30 PM and will feature Art and Drama classes for elementary and middle school students. The Arts Council is dedicated to youth education while keeping the cost as low as possible. The $20 per month fee includes art and drama. Scholarships for free attendance are also available. Middle school art classes will be on Mondays while drama classes will be on Tuesdays. Elementary art classes will be on Tuesdays and drama on Mondays.

The Arts Underground After School Program is designed to be fun while supplementing the children’s academic curriculum. The Arts Council uses a S.T.E.A.M. approach. Simply put, this allows the arts to be taught in a way that also includes learning principals of science, technology, engineering, and math (S.T.E.M.). While the focus is on having fun learning art and drama, S.T.E.M. is introduced into the projects. For example, theater lighting for a skit can become a lesson in engineering, or learning the ratios involved in drawing a face can also be a lesson in math. The purpose of the program is not only to provide a productive fun after school activity, but to give the students a boost with knowledge they can take back to the classroom at school.

2017- 2018 program TBA.

becbecbecRebecca Tyler has a Musical Theatre degree from Florida School of the Arts and a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre from the University of South Florida. For the last three years Tyler has been a member of the local community theater River City Players. She is delighted to be sharing her passion with a younger generation. In the after school program Tyler will teach kids the basic tools of acting that include body, voice, and imagination. Students will participate in hands on fun methods for exploring the job of acting through lively and engaging drama activities. At the end of the program students will put on a showcase for friends and family.

To sign up for the Arts Council’s after school program, please call 386-328-8998. The Arts Council of greater Palatka’s Arts Underground program is sponsored by its members, volunteers, The Putnam County School District, and Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs. For more information about the Arts Council, please call 386-328-8998.

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216 Reid Street
Palatka, Florida
(386) 328-8998

Arts Council of Greater Palatka
P.O. Box 936
Palatka, FL 32178