Summer Arts ExperiencesIgnite

We believe that young artists benefit from exposure to the expertise that visiting artists can bring. This summer, the SC Afterschool Alliance and the SC Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities (SCGSAH) are excited to offer arts focused programming throughout the state, free of charge! Our Guest Artists bring arts experiences directly to your programs, including all materials needed for the scheduled activity. 

We also know that summer programs operate on a variety of schedules and in a variety of settings. With that in mind, we hope you will select the experience that best fits the needs of your program! Lean more about what we offer below:

Guest Artist Experiences


Schedule a visit from Music Teaching Artist Jeff Vaughn for a single-day or multi-day, exposure based music experience. Jeff will work with coordinators to craft an arts experience that fits within your program's schedule.

This experience is adaptable for programs that have a smaller availability for enrichment in their daily schedule, or those with multi-day availability. Activities can range from a 60 minute workshop to an entire morning or afternoon with your students.

Example workshops include:

  • Group Drumming / Community-Minded Drum Circle
  • Rhythm Based Educational Workshops
  • "Mystery Box?"  (interactive variety show)
Visual Arts

Schedule a visit from Visual Arts Teaching Artist Daphne Cuadrado Andino for a multi-day, deep dive into a visual art area. Daphne will work with coordinators to craft an arts experience that fits within your program's schedule. 

This experience is best for programs that can dedicate larger portions of their schedule to enrichment across 2 to 3 consecutive days.

Example workshops include:

  • Book Making
  • Sticker Making
  • Superhero 3D Modeling with iPads
  • Watercolor Painting

Teaching Artists

Jeff Vaughn

Jeff Vaughn (MM, BME) is a percussionist, educator, and rhythm-event facilitator based in Greenville, South Carolina. Leveraging sound as a vehicle for experiential learning and personal development, Mr. Vaughn encourages others to explore the world within and beyond themselves as expressive beings. His programs often combine sound and social connection with creative play to facilitate enriching life experiences that engage participants with diverse learning styles. 

Mr. Vaughn earned his Master of Music  in Percussion Performance from The Ohio State University (‘11) and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Slippery Rock University (’09).  Additionally, Mr Vaughn is a graduate of Village Music Circles Drum Circle Facilitator Leadership Trainings and Beat the Odds, a social and emotional skill building framework embracing group drumming and shared experience. 
More about Jeff Vaughn.

Daphne Cuadrado Andino

Daphne Cuadrado Andino is a returning Govie from the class of 2007, joining the Office of Outreach as the Visual Arts Teaching Artist. Originally born in Puerto Rico, Daphne grew up in Taylors, SC. Her experience includes teaching seven years at the collegiate level with Coastal Carolina University and the University of Idaho. Daphne has also collaborated with the Governor School’s Outreach Program as a Teaching Artist in Cheraw, SC, and Mullins, SC.

 As a multi-media studio artist, her work focuses on the issues of overfishing. Through the use of interdisciplinary practices, she asks her audience how they can become more aware consumers by creating an evolving interactive experience where the passive viewer becomes an active participant. Daphne also enjoys working in ceramics and woodworking. More about Daphne Cuadrado Andino.

About the Governor's School's Outreach Programs

As a part of the Governor’s School’s mission to serve as a resource to teachers across the state, the Office of Outreach provides professional learning opportunities to enrich arts education in South Carolina. Learn more.