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

Single Day Visit (Music)

Schedule a visit from Music Teaching Artist Jeff Robinson for a single-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 best for programs that have a smaller availability for enrichment in their daily schedule, an can range from a 90 minute workshop to an entire morning or afternoon with your students.

Example workshops include:

  • Beat-Making using a FREE iPad app
  • Introduction to West African Percussion
  • Introduction to "The Blues"
  • Musical activities centered around books
Multi-Day Residency (Visual Art)

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
  • Landscape Painting
  • Animal and Monster Drawing

How to Schedule

Registration for Ignite is now full. Thank you for your interest!

Teaching Artists

Jeff Robinson

Over the last 25 years, Alisa Caldwell has created and perfected an amazing blend of African dance, contemporary movements, and creative choreography, performed to the captivating power of drum rhythms. This technique exercises both mind and body, and also feeds the spirit. She has a strong personal and professional desire to share the beauty, culture, and passion of West African dance. In 1988, Alisa began her primary dance training at the Imani School of Dance in Greenville, South Carolina, where she eventually began instructing and choreographing creative and traditional African dance routines.

Through her extensive experience in African, Creative, and Liturgical dance, she is now a much sought-after teacher, performer, and choreographer. More about Alisa Caldwell.

Daphne Cuadrado Andino

Elisabeth Boyle is a private piano instructor and musician with 20 plus years of experience. She has worked in schools dedicated to a strong emphasis on the arts, and loves being a part of learning environments which strongly promote the arts. Her goal as a musician and instructor is to help students achieve a life-long love of music and appreciation for excellence in the arts.  More about Elisabeth Boyle.

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.