Eufaula Summer Arts is June 5-12 at the Eufaula High School for 1st through 12th grades.
Students are eligible for hardship scholarships that are unable to pay the $50 per week enrollment fee if they have state or federal aid.
Interested parents can enroll their children by visiting the Eufaula Area Arts Council at www. eufaulaareaarts.org.
At the top of this web page, you can find enrollment information.
Parents can also find enrollment forms at the Eufaula Chamber of Commerce on North Main or contact glenna. mcbride@. Filled-out enrollment forms can be delivered to the Eufaula Chamber of Commerce or sent back to Glenna.
Remember this is a two-page form.
Seven Teaching Artists will be in Eufaula to engage students in age appropriate art projects that support cognitive, social-emotional and multisensory skills in a fun environment. Glenna McBride said, “The arts provide opportunities for creative ways of thinking and problemsolving. The arts help students develop a type of cognitive skill where there is no absolute correct answer but empower and celebrate student talent.”
The Teaching Artists coming to Eufaula for students in 1-6 grades is Zinse Agginie, an African drummer. Zinse has taught in Eufaula before and some may remember him. Kaitlyn Urquhart, a sewing instructor. Kaitlyn is studying Fashion Design at the University of Cincinnati but is home this summer to be with her family, Charlie and Ragan Urquhart, her parents.
Richard Jenkins, a graphic novelist is in Eufaula to guide students through creative cartooning by making art and stories come together.
Sheryl Cozad will teach painting and drawing. Jahruba Lambeth is a storyteller with many musical talents. He will also teach students a form of dance.
The older students have two classes that are 3 hours each.
The Teaching Artists for students in grades 12-7 are Patti Morgan who is part of the Oklahoma Arts Council’s roster of educational artists. Patti is teaching several types of printmaking. Her class is 3 hours in the morning starting at 9 am.
The evening class for older students is a choir and music class taught by Kyle Wagner. His class is meeting from 1 to 4 pm. Kyle is a Bassist and Piano Accompanist in the Tulsa Honors Orchestra and the advanced Tulsa Honors Baroque Orchestra and has been for almost a decade. Kyle Wagner now serves as music director at Saint Matthew’s Episcopal Church of Sand Springs, where he plays the organ and piano.
There is a performance and art exhibit on June 9 in the high school auditorium and cafeteria starting at 6:30. The public is welcome to attend.
This program is made possible by the Carol Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation, Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts and Eufaula Area Arts Council, Inc.