Arts In Education for Area Schools

AACA provides performances, workshops, and artist residencies to area schools at no cost to schools or families. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis for Athens City and McMinn County schools and resident homeschools. We will open registration to schools outside McMinn County and private schools if spots remain following registration deadline. Submit your interest form by August 12 and AACA will confirm your registration the week of August 15.


Web size-AMBAnnie Moses Band live performance celebrates Americana music heritage

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Web size-Poetry AlivePoetry Alive! performance with possible interactive workshop at your school
Web size-CSOJust one performance of CSO! Act now to book for your class or grade level
AIE one worldExhibit work in a professional gallery in this themed art competition.

Web size-MastersCelebrate Black History month with a live Motown tribute

Web size-NewtonStudents create a mural with professional Chattanooga artist, Charlie Newton
Web size-KSOBeloved tradition brings a KSO ensemble to your school
TiempoLibre_DSC1707_ElvisSuarez_GlassWorks_MultiMediaA master class for serious percussionists
HSASOpen exhibit just for high school students
TNSTARS 1Apply for grant funds to cover travel expenses or admission to arts programs

Art & Music Classes at The Arts Center

Three six-week sessions of art and music classes are offered at The Arts Center featuring a distinguished faculty of area professionals in the field. Classes include Comic Strips for Kids, Pottery Throwing for all ages, Knitting, Acrylics, Watercolors, Drawing, Jewelry Fabrication, Theater Workshop, Group Voice Lessons and more.

Summer Arts Programs

We sponsor two weeks of Kids Arts Camp each June at area schools for grades K-6, and a two-week Theatre Camp in July. YMCA Summer Fun Campers come to The Arts Center each week for classes in art and drama.

AACA’s arts in education programming is made possible by the Tennessee Arts Commission with support from AACA members and season ticket holders .