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Minerva Elementary partners with ArtsinStark

Published: June 23, 2016 12:00 AM
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April 7 was a big night as Minerva's fifth graders showcased work from MLSD's partnership with ArtsinStark SmArt Grant Program.

ArtsinStark is a non-profit organization that awards grants to include schools and individual artists. They manage the Canton Cultural Center, Massillon Museum of Art, Players Guild Theater, Voices of Canton, Inc, Canton Palace Theater and run the Annual Arts Campaign.

The SmArt Grant provided students with the experience of having "teaching artists" come to their school. A teaching artist is both a professional artist and qualified educator. Instruction of the arts, including visual art-making, dance, music, and drama, were integrated into the core disciplines to enhance student learning.

There is a YouTube video highlighting the activities, which concluded with a bucket drum demonstration at the Minerva Middle School Gym.

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