Homeschool Resources

The Arts Center is pleased to offer educational opportunities to support homeschool families in our community. In addition to the classes and programs listed below, the Arts Center is pleased to facilitate hands-on arts field trips. Exhibit field trips last 90 minutes and include a guided gallery talk and a related hands-on activity. Find out more about field trips by clicking here.

2018/2019 Classes & Programs

Need-based scholarships may be available. Contact Niki Kinkade at director@communityartscenter.net or 859.236.4054 to find out more. Payment plans are also available. To pay for a class in installments, please contact Kate Snyder at kate@communityartscenter.net or 859.236.4054.

Dec
19
Wed
LWTA: Young at Heart Band
Dec 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LWTA: Young at Heart Band

Lunch with the Arts: Young at Heart Band
Wednesday, December 19| 12pm to 1pm
$5 at the door ($3 for students)

Join us for what has quickly become a favorite annual event at the Community Arts Center – a holiday performance by the Young at Heart Band. This lively group performs their own brand of swing music from the 1940s era. They may be called young at heart, but here is the kicker – the band members’ average age is 80 years and counting.  That doesn’t prevent them, however, from raising the roof when it comes to their music.

Sign language is available for this event. Please contact the Community Arts Center by December 17th to request interpretation services.

Big thanks to our sponsors – Morning Pointe of DanvilleStuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda and Direct Experience in Artistic Living, Inc. – for supporting this event!!

Jan
16
Wed
LWTA – Dick Domek (Ragtime Piano)
Jan 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LWTA - Dick Domek (Ragtime Piano)

Lunch with the Arts: Dick Domek (Ragtime Piano)
Wednesday, January 19
12pm to 1pm | $5 at the door ($3 students)

Dick Domek is pianist and music director for the Walnut Street Ramblers. Originally from Chicago, he started playing piano at an early age; he learned ragtime and jazz from recordings, sheet music, and working with other musicians.

Knowledgeable on the music of Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong, he is a featured speaker on jazz and ragtime for the Kentucky Humanities Council.   He has received grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the Kentucky Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Dick is professor emeritus of Music Theory and Composition at the University of Kentucky School of Music.

The 2018-2019 season of Lunch with the Arts is sponsored by Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda and Direct Experience in Artistic Living, Inc. Sign language interpretation is available through a grant from the Hudson-Ellis Fund.

Jan
17
Thu
Homeschool Music
Jan 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Homeschool Music

Homeschool Music
Thursdays, January 17 to February 21
11am to 12pm | $60 | Grades K-8

Join us for a six-week exploration of music theory and practice. Details are still forming but this will be a fun, hands-on class that introduces several different musical style and instruments

Register here

Looking for a class for high-school students? Contact us! If we have sufficient interest, we can add a high school section of this class.

Feb
20
Wed
LWTA – Maurice Manning
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LWTA - Maurice Manning

Lunch with the Arts – Maurice Manning, Poet
Wednesday, February 20
12pm to 1pm | $5 at the door ($3 students)

Maurice Manning is a Danville native and a nationally-recognized poet. His first collection of poems, Lawrence Booth’s Book of Visions, was awarded the Yale Younger Poets Award, chosen by W.S. Merwin. Since then he has published four collections of poetry. Manning’s book, The Common Man, was a finalist for the Pulitzer prize. His next book, Railsplitter, will be published in the fall. Manning teaches at Transylvania University and lives with his family in Washington County.

Thanks to our event sponsors, Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda and D.E.A.L., Inc.

Feb
28
Thu
Homeschool: Famous Women Artists
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Homeschool: Famous Women Artists

Homeschool: Famous Women Artists
Thursdays, February 28 to April 11
11am to 12pm | $60 | Grades K-8

In this hands-on art history class we will study the lives and artwork of several (yet-to-be-selected!) famous women artists then create our own original artwork inspired by the masters! Please note, class will not meet on 4/4.

Register here

Looking for a class for high-school students? Contact us! If we have sufficient interest, we can add a high school section of this class.