Aug 2015 – June 2016
Culturally-relevant curriculum is the foundation of the curriculum of this visual and performing arts class series for upper elementary and middle school students. A joint effort by HAPCO and St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, its two 16-week sessions correspond to the Orange County public school calendar and can serve up to 3,000 students annually. Tailored to best match cultural composition of the session’s students, various cultural themes are encouraged and culturally diverse art is showcased – allowing students to relate and feel pride in their heritage. Instructional methods include interactive participation with positive reinforcement, direct teaching and demonstration as well as individual decision making and problem solving. Students are encouraged to explore the creative process individually, and in groups through cooperative learning projects. Each session culminates in a gallery show highlighting the students’ accomplishments. It is held after school hours in the Mildred Dixon and Maxey Community Centers in East Winter Garden.
For more information contact Adam Hartnett at 407.876.4991 ext. *346 or firstname.lastname@example.org.