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We prepare students for advanced study and career opportunities through studio classes taught by professional artists/teachers. Students apply and are selected on the basis of talent, interest and commitment to their discipline and study architecture, theatre, dance, visual arts, music, creative writing, or digital filmmaking.
The Fine Arts Center of Greenville County was established in August of 1974. We provide advanced comprehensive arts instruction to students who are artistically talented and wish to take an intensive pre-professional program of study.
Students attend the Fine Arts Center five days each week in the morning or afternoon for 110 minutes of instruction and spend the remainder of their time at their home high school.
Each year approximately 400 students attend the Fine Arts Center. Our 2014-2015 graduating class of 82 students earned over 7.6 million dollars in scholarship opportunities to attend 36 different institutions and two miltary service branches.
The Fine Arts Center is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year. To apply, click on the link above.
Fine Arts Center Middle School Visitation Day - Thursday, November 19, 2015
The Fine Arts Center will hold its annual middle school visitation day on Thursday, November 19, 2015, and we are inviting all interested eighth grade students to visit our school. Students may visit in the morning from 9:15 – 11:05. Visiting students are asked to complete a Prearranged Absence Form and have it signed by all teachers whose classes they will miss. That completed form then becomes their “ticket” to our Visitation Day.
Fine Arts Center Prospective Parent Night - Thursday, November 19, 2015
The Fine Arts Center will hold a meeting for parents of prospective students at the Fine Arts Center on the evening of Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 6:30 - 8:00. We are inviting all interested parents to visit the school and attend the meeting. The administration and faculty will be sharing information about Fine Arts Center programs and will be available to answer questions that parents may have about the program.
Fine Arts Center High School Visitation Day - Friday, November 20, 2015
The Fine Arts Center will hold its annual high school visitation day on Friday, November 21, 2014, and we are inviting all interested students in grades 9 – 11 to visit our school. Students may visit in the morning from 9:15 – 11:05 or in the afternoon from 1:30 – 3:20. Visiting students are asked to complete a Prearranged Absence Form and have it signed by all teachers whose classes they will miss. That completed form then becomes their “ticket” to our Visitation Day.
Debbie Cooke Photography Exhibition at the Fine Arts Center
October 5th - November 20th; Reception 11/6 at 6PM
Analog and mixed media photography by Debbie Cooke is currently displayed in the Sheffield Wood Gallery. A studio dedication, reception and SPE lecture will be held at the Fine Arts Center from 5:30-8:00PM on 11/6.
Shifting Plates II Exhibition at the Fine Arts Center
December 7th - February 5th; Reception 2/4 at 6PM
The Sheffield Wood Gallery will host Shifting Plates II, the second print exhibition organized by Steven Chapp of Black Dog Press and Studio. This is a two-part print exhibition consisting of 32 original prints by 16 South Carolina printmakers.
The exhibit was in part by a grant from the Metropolitan Arts Council. It is Chapp’s intention not only to assemble an engaging body of work, but to help inform the general public to gain some insight into the complexities of the printed image. Each artist is represented by two works. Shifting Plates II consists of a range of printmaking media and techniques including wood cut, engraving, dry point, stone lithography, reduction linocut, screenprinting, intaglio from photopolymer and metal plates and monotypes.
The artists are: Kent Ambler, Jim Campbell, Marty Epp-Carter, Kevin Clinton, David Garhard, Catherine Labbé, Mark Mulfinger, Chris Koelle from Greenville; Jim Creal, Andrew Blanchard from Spartanburg, Steven Chapp from Easley, Katya Cohen and Robert Spencer form Clemson, Barbara Mickelsen from Belton, J.P. Tousignant from Central and Mary Gilkerson from Columbia.
2016 National Juried High School Metals Exhibition
The Sheffield Wood Gallery currently has a CALL FOR ENTRIES for the 2016 National Juried High School Metals Exhibition, which will be on display from February 24 - April 1, 2016. This biennial exhibition will highlight the accomplishments of students at the high school level and showcase how metal can be used to achieve artistic expression. For more information about this year's juror, Kathleen Browne, and how to apply, click the link to the prospectus. The deadline to apply is December 19, 2015.
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