Education Programs

The JCAC Greater Jasper Consolidated Schools, Holy Family School, and Precious Blood School proudly announce the Education Programming for 2017-2018.  For over 20 years, these partners have worked together to provide professional arts experiences, both in the schools and at the Jasper Arts Center, for Jasper students, K-12. We believe in developing an appreciation of the arts at a young age. Recent studies have shown that individuals with some arts background are more creative and bring the necessary skills to adapt in a rapidly changing world market. But...we hope the kids just have fun, too!

Many of our series performers will also be conducting school performances, master classes, or workshops. Several of our visual artists will also be found in classrooms. In addition, some guest artists are provided just for our school programming.

Briefly... 

Programming for Grades K-2 

Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players

Two-time GRAMMY Nominee Justin Roberts is truly one of the "all-stars" of the indie family music scene. For nearly 20 years, Roberts has been creating the soundtrack to families lives, crafting songs that navigate the joys and sorrows of growing up. Justin and his band have traveled the globe from Hong Kong to New York and Miami to Seattle.

 

Justin Roberts

Programming for Grades 3 - 5

The Money Tree - Roseneath Theatre of Canada

When Shasta’s father loses his job, she is devastated to learn that previously laid plans for her upcoming birthday party must be significantly downsized. As the story progresses, Shasta and Simon meet a mysterious Traveler who gives them a seed that will make a tree grow leaves of money. Through a truly magical journey, the two ultimately learn that being a loyal friend is worth more than a big party or having all the latest toys. In the end, our friends, family and imaginations are truly our greatest assets.

 

Programming for Middle School

What is BAM’s formula? Side-splitting comedy and savage drumming virtuosity! The BAM characters, who look like they walked straight out of a mad cartoon, speak a unique language: BAM speach, spoken only by them, but understood by everyone from 3 to 83 years old. Add to this a transcultural humor and a lot of rhythm and you get a truly universal event.

 

 BAM

Jasper High School

Landscape of Guitar and Julian Gargiulo are scheduled to conduct masterclasses for High School students.

 

Landscape

Regional Performances

Regional schools will be invited to one day of performances of Journey to Oz.  Available seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Schools are encouraged to call right away to reserve spaces for their students for this one-time engagement.

This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Indiana Arts Commission, the Crane Group and General Mills Foundation.  Additional funding provided by the City of Jasper,Friends of the Arts and the Vanderburgh County Community Foundation.

Arts Midwest

Journey to Oz

JHS Classroom Connections

JHS Classroom Connections. a program which consists of across the curriculum workshops for students with professional visual and performing artists. This program allows artists to integrate into classrooms not traditionally thought of as "arty." We believe this builds upon our mission as a Kennedy Center Partner in Arts in Education.

Artists will be visiting classrooms in the following areas: Art, Sociology, Language Arts, Special Needs, Family and Consumer Sciences, Business, Web Design and Media, American and World History, World Geography, Painting, Jazz and regular Band.

Attention Teachers!

Study Guides and detailed information are available by calling (812) 482-3070 or by e-mailing Donna Schepers.