PACarts is the youth education arm of ValleyArts with the goal of providing arts education programs working with local schools and educators. Current programs include:
21st Century Enrichment Program
This program provides after-school arts enrichment within all the elementary schools in the Orange School district. Designed to go beyond the typical curriculum, these classes are taught by professionally trained teaching artists. This program is funded by a federal grant from the Office of Academic Improvement.
Creative Arts Education is alive and well in Orange!
Committed to our promise to nurture "performance and creativity" in the education of our youth, PacArts, the Arts Ed division of ValleyArts announces CIRQUE ORANJ: a Circus Arts summer program!
Located at the ROSA PARKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL from July 5th-July 28th for grades 4-7, our children will learn and participate in supervised circus arts activities under the watchful eyes of Master Instructors.
"This exciting, new Arts Education program gives our students the opportunity to expand their creative horizons, while being exposed to skill sets not normally available in traditional education settings" , comments PacArts Director Mike Griot, a veteran arts administrator of over 20 years, "This is extremely exciting for the City of Orange, and its' growing arts and culture reputation".
Activities will include stilt-walking, juggling, wire walking and various circus-related crafts. There will be a culminating public performance at the end of the program at Rosa Parks.