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 will re-open in April 2024.

Teaching Artists

Jeff Robinson

As a Teaching Artist in the Office of Outreach, Jeff Robinson designs professional development and educational resources for teachers and students throughout the state, including virtual programming, school-based workshops, and Teacher Retreats. 

Prior to joining staff at the Governor's School, Jeff served as the Director of Bands at York Middle School and Asst. Director at York Comprehensive High School in York, SC. 

Jeff is an active teacher and performer and has worked with over a thousand students in Grades K-12 as a classroom teacher and a teaching artist. He holds a Bachelor in Music Education (2014) and a Master of Arts in Arts Administration (2020) from Winthrop University.  More about Jeff Robinson

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.