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Arts in Education

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Arts in Education

The Council for the Arts has provided support to our county’s student art education through programs, performances and artists in residence opportunities since 1981.  Efforts are made to coordinate and integrate with grade-level curriculum and Onslow County School’s Global International themes. We look forward to continuing this important program and including more hands-on art experiences for students in years to come.

The Council of the Arts fully supports Arts NC’s vision for Arts Education: In today’s globally competitive world, innovative thinking and creativity are essential for all school children. High quality, standards-based instruction in the arts develops these skills and effectively engages, retains, and prepares future-ready students for graduation and success in an entrepreneurial economy. Dance, music, theatre arts, and visual arts, taught by licensed arts educators and integrated throughout the curriculum, are critical to North Carolina’s 21st century education.

Find out more about the upcoming arts programming and performances available at Onslow County Schools for the 2018-19 school year here.


2018 All County Arts video by Amber Thompson

OCS All County Arts Symposium 2018

Spent the weekend with some of the best young artists in Onslow County at the All County Arts Symposium. I loved having my daughter, Olivia, working along side of me and Karen Lee Crenshaw for the painting session. Check out this awesome video made by Amber Thompson and share for all to see...

Posted by Bernie Rosage Jr. - American Artist on Saturday, March 3, 2018

Approaches to Arts in Education

Arts in Education Ballet Performance for Children

Special Schools Programs

The Arts Council programs provide literary and performing artists professionals for school performances.  Students are able to experience art forms they may not otherwise enjoy such as ballet, opera, drum circles, and storytelling. Click HERE to see this year’s performance schedule.

Artists in residence programs for students; Pottery wheel

Artists in Residence

Studying with qualified artists in residency allows students to broaden their experiences and enhance artistic skills through instruction and practice.

Arts in Education Ballet Performance for Children

Arts Integration

The integration of Arts in the study of Science, Language, Math and other subjects empowers students to engage more fully and to demonstrate understanding.


“STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century!” source

Arts In Education: STEM vs STEAM

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Youth Art Progams & Activities

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Make a difference by volunteering at the Council or by making a donation. It's easy and it makes a BIG impact on our community and our future.

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