Van Gogh Family Workshop

Van Gogh Family Workshop

in partnership with Discovery Place

Transforming lives and inspiring community

Transforming lives and inspiring community

News and Calendars

News and Calendars

Information for current families

Join CSA this semester!

  Join CSA this semester!

Now is the time to unleash your creativity

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Music + CLASSES
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Music + CLASSES

CSA offers music classes for children ages 2 through 18 at locations across Charlotte. From Musical Steps to Saxophone Ensemble, our music classes nurture creativity in students of all ages.

Private LESSONS
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Private LESSONS

At more than ten locations across Charlotte, CSA teaches private lessons in musical instruments and art disciplines to students of all ages. Teaching students from age 4 to adults, our more than 40 faculty members work with students to bring the arts to life.

Art + CLASSES
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Art + CLASSES

With a variety of arts classes for students of all ages, CSA is proud to offer visual art programs, taught by our pool of professional artists. Pottery, painting, collage and comic book drawing are just a few of our popular art classes offered at CSA.

LATEST NEWS

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  • CSA's Spring Break: April 14-19
    10 April 2014 by Allison Lange, in BLOG
    CSA's Spring Break: April 14-19
    April 10, 2014: All Community School of the Arts programs, both lessons and classes, will not take...
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  • Upcoming Student and Faculty Exhibition
    21 March 2014 by Allison Lange, in BLOG
    Upcoming Student and Faculty Exhibition
    Community School of the Arts is proud to present A Matter of Perspective: Student and Faculty...
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  • Merit Scholarship Auditions
    04 March 2014 by Allison Lange, in BLOG
    Merit Scholarship Auditions
    March 4, 2014: Community School of the Arts will hold auditions for approximately twelve merit...
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PNC Grow Up Great

Growing Up Great with Discovery Place and Bethlehem Center

In 2013, CSA was awarded a more than $200,000 grant from PNC to partner with Discovery Place and Bethlehem Center to launch a two-year pilot program creating a new national model for integrating science and visual art into the pre-K curriculum. 

These three respected Charlotte institutions formed a unique partnership to change the preschool experience for 850 children at Bethlehem Center’s eight Head Start locations.  The program’s strategic goals will focus on teachers, students and families and on creating sustainable change in the educational process.   Teachers will become proficient in the design of integrated classroom activities, build confidence in teaching arts and science, and increase their arts and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) content knowledge. Students will engage in inquiry-based learning, and their reasoning skills—which have been in decline—will demonstrably improve. Families will be an integral part of the new educational process, creating a community of ‘learning households’ that routinely integrate arts and science into the home.

To accomplish these goals, CSA’s Early Childhood Arts Specialist and Discovery Place’s Early Childhood Science Specialist go into Bethlehem Center classrooms, working together with Bethlehem Center teachers to create lesson plans that integrate arts and sciences into the preschool curriculum. In addition, all preschoolers involved in the program visit CSA’s Preschool Arts Lab each year.

 

For more information on our Growing Up Great program, contact Ginny Boyd at gboyd@csarts.org or 704-377-4187.

 

If you would like to support Community School of the Arts in our outreach efforts, make a gift today.

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Welcome to Community School of the Arts

Community School of Arts

Community School of the Arts demonstrates that arts education transforms the human spirit and improves our region’s quality of life. CSA unleashes the creativity of future generations and brings joy, confidence and a sense of accomplishment to its students.

CSA takes pride in actively nurturing Charlotte’s future innovators, leaders and arts enthusiasts.

We hope you and your family can join us for inspiring programs throughout the year.

CSA's Upcoming Events

No lessons or classes at CSA, April 14-19, 2014
April 21, 2014
Trinity Presbyterian Church, May 1, 2014 at 7 PM
Christ Episcopal Church, May 5, 2014
Duke Energy Theater at Spirit Square, May 10, 2014
No lessons or classes at CSA, May 24-26, 2014
 "Transforming lives and inspiring community through outstanding and accessible arts education."
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