Mather Academy offers two after school arts programs

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The Beaufort Arts Council will house two Mather Academy After School Art Programs starting in February. The programs will take place on every Tuesday and Thursday of each month until the end of May. Each month will consist of new program offerings within the specified arts medium and both programs are open to elementary and secondary age students. Each student will be invited to showcase their work at a BAC Gallery Exhibit in May 2016. This exhibit will allow the students to gain experience in marketing the art they created as well as selling their work, should they wish to sell.

The Visual and Lowcountry Arts after school program will take place on Tuesday’s from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and will immerse students in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional visual arts. Mattie Parrott, a local to Beaufort County and a BFA graduate of Clemson University will lead this program; however there will be featured artists who will teach classes throughout the program.

The Music and Performing Arts after school program will take place on Thursday’s from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and will provide students with the opportunity to work hands on in music and performing arts media with a focus on building basic skills and techniques in music. Instruction will be provided by a skilled BAC teaching artist.

For additional information about the after school programs, please go to, email, or call the BAC at (843) 379-2787.