Art In Education
For the last twenty years, Black Creek Arts Council has worked with the community to create and execute programs to enhance arts education of Darlington County students that includes artist residencies, student art exhibitions, workshops, educational theater and music performances.
Artists in Residence
For the last sixteen years, Black Creek Arts Council has been funding artist residencies in Darlington County Schools.
During the 2014-2015 school year, Black Creek Arts Council and the Darlington County School District partnered to bring a unique arts experience for Darlington County’s youth.
Local artist Patz Fowle spent a week in residency at half of the public schools in Darlington County, which was funded by Black Creek Arts Council of Darlington County who received funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Byerly Foundation.
Our program exposes children to various art mediums, materials, perspectives and open-ended art experiences. In the early childhood program, classes focus on process rather than product and aim to create confidence in children. For older students, the focus is on the development of skills, and the use of more sophisticated art tools and techniques.
Our classes are taught by experienced, enthusiastic and professional instructors who encourage the development of creativity. Offerings include Acting, Ceramics, Dance, Drama, Drawing, Glass, Jewelry, Metals, Music, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture and more.