Schools partner with FMU, museum to offer programs for visual, performing arts students
Florence One Schools has been working on several community partnerships to enhance learning opportunities for visual and performing arts students across the district.
F1S is partnering with the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center to produce a series of live-streamed and recorded lessons covering a variety of topics related to the technical, artistic, and business operations of the center. Lessons will cover the construction and architectural features of the PAC, business and sales operations, audio engineering, lighting technology, and other topics. The live sessions will also be recorded and be made available for teachers across the district to use in the classrooms for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) lessons.
F1S is also collaborating with the Florence County Museum to produce thousands of art supply kits for virtual students in kindergarten through sixth grade. These kits will allow every K-6 virtual student to work on creative projects at home, led by their art teachers. The museum is also facilitating virtual tours and workshops for students.
Art teachers in F1S are taking advantage of virtual art experiences alongside their students.
On the performing arts side, the Florence Symphony Orchestra is partnering with the district to live-stream free lessons for every instrument taught in our band and orchestra programs. The lessons and masterclasses will be hosted by expert local and regional players and will also be recorded. The recorded lessons will then be assembled into a video library available for district teachers to use as a resource for classroom instruction.
These are exciting programs involving the cooperation of multiple leaders and arts organizations in the Florence area.