07/20/08 — ArtSmarts is looking for Wayne County children who have talent

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ArtSmarts is looking for Wayne County children who have talent

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on July 20, 2008 1:25 PM

ArtSmarts, the newly formed Goldsboro Fine Arts Academy, is still looking for students.

The academy will begin its afterschool program Aug. 25 in the Senior Room at Herman Park Center.

An open house will be Aug. 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. and will be open to the public for those considering registration.

The program plans to provide introductory experiences in music and art to students in grades 3 through 5 who are city residents and requires no experience or previous formal instruction.

The daily schedule for the program will include both homework and arts class time as well as a snack. Tentatively, the program will begin at 3 p.m. and end at 6 p.m. each weekday. The program will follow the Wayne County Schools closing policy for all holidays and inclement weather. Attendance will also be monitored as full participation will be required of each student.

Students wishing to participate in the program are required to fill out an application complete with two teacher references that include the student's interest, skills or abilities in the arts.

Applications are available at the Parks and Recreation Department, Wayne County Public Library, Arts Council of Wayne County and City Hall or at www.goldsboroparksandrec.com.

Fees will be charged for fall, spring and summer sessions, and each session costs $50 per week. Financial aid is available. Award decisions are based on a family's financial need and the city's ability to support a percentage of that need. Aid is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Children receiving free or reduced lunch will be considered for financial aid. Families must reapply each session.

Call 580-4278 or inquire via e-mail at arts_academy@ci.goldsboro.nc.us.