The West Nebraska Arts Center, located at 106 E. 18th Street in Scottsbluff, recently received a grant from the Union Pacific Foundation for its arts education programming. The focus of this year’s grant is to make scholarships available to minority and or low – income students in grades 1-12. WNAC has three scholarships in each age group for the After School Art Program on Mondays, 4-5:30 (grades 1-3), Tuesdays, 4-5:30 (grades 4-6) and the Ed Wards Project for middle and high school students held on Wednesdays from 4-5:30.
The goal of West Nebraska Arts Center’s educational programs is to offer visual arts education to grades 1-6 using the Nebraska State Standards for Fine Arts Education as a guide. Students will create, present, respond to, and connect with art. Through exploration of media – painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, sculpture, applied design and technology – children will create a portfolio of their work throughout the program and have an opportunity to participate in a gallery exhibit during the month of April. The instructor for the After-School Art Program (ASAP) 1st through 3rd is Mary Hunt. And the teacher for ASAP 4th– 6this Rod Clause.
The Ed Wards program is open to all skill levels in grades 7 – 12. The program will run through April 21. They will then have an opportunity to participate in a gallery exhibit during the month of March & April. This is a drop-in class every Wednesday of each month. It is $10 for members of the WNAC and $15 for non- members of WNAC. This instructor is Michele Denton.
All instructors at WNAC are professional artists and we follow the Nebraska Standards for Arts Education in all of our arts instruction. “We are so appreciative of the Union Pacific Foundation for their continued support of our arts education program. This grant will give us the opportunity to provide more scholarships to deserving students.”
For more information on arts education classes or to register, call Stephanie at 308-632-2226.