GCS - Fine Arts Center

GCS - Fine Arts Center The Fine Arts Center (FAC) is South Carolina’s first secondary school for gifted students in the literary, visual and performing arts.

Established in 1974, the Fine Arts Center (FAC) is South Carolina’s first secondary school for gifted students in the literary, visual and performing arts. As an application based school of 400 students, FAC operates within the Greenville County’s public school system. Students are able to study architecture, creative writing, dance, filmmaking, music, theatre or the visual arts with a faculty of practicing artists. FAC’s 2013-2014 graduating class of 88 students earned over 10.8 million dollars in scholarships and enrolled in over 40 different colleges and universities.

Mission: The purpose of the Fine Arts Center is to provide advanced comprehensive arts instruction to students who are artistically talented and who wish to take an intensive pre-professional program of study.

We are excited to welcome our talented students back to school! Looking forward to another great year! Greenville County...
08/18/2015

We are excited to welcome our talented students back to school! Looking forward to another great year! Greenville County Schools #backtoschool

For Parkinson's Patients, Dancing The Tango Can Help Reconnect Body and Mind
04/22/2015
Parkinson's Patients Turn To An Unlikely Source of Relief

For Parkinson's Patients, Dancing The Tango Can Help Reconnect Body and Mind

Parkinson’s disease takes a heavy toll on those who suffer from it. The disease includes symptoms like tremors, a body that doesn’t want to keep going and tenuous balance. Little by little, the horizon shrinks, and social life loses its a...

Join us for a dance concert at 7pm on April 23 & 24. All ages are welcome.
04/22/2015

Join us for a dance concert at 7pm on April 23 & 24. All ages are welcome.

Fine Arts Center Dance Concert Thursday and Friday, April 23 & 24 at 7:00 pm. The performance will be in the Wade Hampton HS Theatre.

Writers often work in quiet and solitude, but on Saturday, April 18 at 7 p.m. the Fine Arts Center in conjunction with t...
04/16/2015

Writers often work in quiet and solitude, but on Saturday, April 18 at 7 p.m. the Fine Arts Center in conjunction with the Emrys Foundation will celebrate, "Write Out Loud, Four Decades of Fine Arts Center Writers."

Write Out Loud is a literary reading and will be followed by a light reception. The event starts at 7 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center on Saturday, April 18. Admission is $15.

Past and current FAC's creative writing instructors, which include Scott Gould, Jan Bailey, Claire Bateman and the current director of creative writing, Sarah Blackman, will share the stage with students - old and new - to read from their work. The teacher-student pairings include: Jan Bailey and Adina Lasser; Scott Gould and Chloe Mello; Claire Bateman and Julia Brooks; and Sarah Blackman and Lindsey Hudson.

Writers often work in quiet and solitude, but on Saturday, April 18 at 7 p.m. the Fine Arts Center (FAC) in conjunction with the Emrys Foundation will celebrate, "Write Out Loud, Four Decades of Fine Arts Center Writers."

Write Out Loud is a literary reading and will be followed by a light reception. The event starts at 7 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center located at 102 Pine Knoll Drive on Saturday, April 18. Admission is $15.

Past and current FAC's creative writing instructors, which include Scott Gould, Jan Bailey, Claire Bateman and the current director of creative writing, Sarah Blackman, will share the stage with students - old and new - to read from their work. The teacher-student pairings include: Jan Bailey and Adina Lasser; Scott Gould and Chloe Mello; Claire Bateman and Julia Brooks; and Sarah Blackman and Lindsey Hudson.

About the Fine Arts Center:
The Fine Arts Center (FAC) prepares students for advanced study and career opportunities through studio classes taught by professional artists and teachers. FAC is the first specialized arts school in South Carolina and was established in August, 1974. Approximately 400 students attend FACE yearly with some ninety percent go on to higher education. In 2013-2014, its graduating class of 88 students earned over $10.8 million in scholarship opportunities to attend over 40 different institutions.

About Emrys:
Founded in 1983, Emrys is committed to creating a community of writers and readers. Our literary publication, the Emrys Journal, has been published since 1984. The Emrys Press launched in 1995 and our Reading Room has brought writers and audiences together since 1990. Emrys' Writing Room has provided professional instruction for writers at all stages since 2006. In 2011, we began our Open Mic, a venue for writers of all skill levels to present their work. The Emrys Foundation was awarded the Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Award for the Arts in 2004 in recognition of outstanding contributions to the arts in South Carolina.

See all our events at Emrys.org

Did you know that April is International Guitar Month? Who is your favorite guitarist?
04/09/2015

Did you know that April is International Guitar Month? Who is your favorite guitarist?

You're invited to join the Fine Arts Center's very own Teri Parker Lewis for a 40th Anniversary Event, The Old & the New...
04/09/2015

You're invited to join the Fine Arts Center's very own Teri Parker Lewis for a 40th Anniversary Event, The Old & the New - 3 Monologues, on Friday, April 10th at 7:00 pm. Come see Teri doing what she asks her students to do every day.

Congrats Jane!
04/01/2015

Congrats Jane!

Jane Tierney, a junior at the Fine Arts Center and Wade Hampton High School, earned Best in Category/Craft for her work entitled, “Boss Mare.” She was one of only eight students from across the nation to take top honors in the competition. Jane is taught by Fine Arts Center 3D Design in Metal Instructor Katy Cassell.
Jane will be awarded valuable art supplies from contest sponsor Faber-Castell as well as a $10,000 annual scholarship to attend Cleveland Institute of Art.

Today in Art History:On March 31, 1889, the Eiffel Tower was dedicated in Paris in a ceremony presided over by Gustave E...
03/31/2015

Today in Art History:

On March 31, 1889, the Eiffel Tower was dedicated in Paris in a ceremony presided over by Gustave Eiffel, the tower’s designer. Eiffel, a noted bridge builder, was a master of metal construction and designed the framework of the Statue of Liberty that had recently been erected in New York Harbor.

Learning to create and appreciate visual aesthetics may be more important than ever to the development of the next gener...
03/27/2015
The Importance of Art in Child Development

Learning to create and appreciate visual aesthetics may be more important than ever to the development of the next generation of children as they grow up. Learn more about the developmental benefits of art:

http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/music-arts/the-importance-of-art-in-child-development/

In recent years, school curricula in the United States have shifted heavily toward common core subjects of reading and math, but what about the arts? Although some may regard art education as a lux...

Bach = Grier. How’s that for a musical formula? Want to hear what a modern cantata in the style of Johann Sebastian soun...
03/27/2015

Bach = Grier. How’s that for a musical formula? Want to hear what a modern cantata in the style of Johann Sebastian sounds like when you have a truly gifted modern composer let loose his musical sense of humor? Johann might do a couple of flips wherever he is residing at the moment, but anyone who has 22 children better be able to laugh. Join us (3/27) to hear our fabulous music students perform on a 1748 Kirckman Harpsichord and a 1787 Broadwood Square Piano. They’ll be accompanying FAC’s talented voice students in the cantata. Both instruments are just two of the extensive, beautifully restored keyboards owned by Dr. Thomas Strange of Easley and are also featured stars in this special evening.

We are proud to welcome Chuck Loeb who will be performing tonight (3/25) at the Fine Art Center with our own Steve Watso...
03/25/2015

We are proud to welcome Chuck Loeb who will be performing tonight (3/25) at the Fine Art Center with our own Steve Watson. Chuck has been working with our jazz students this week through a generous grant from the Metropolitan Arts Council. The show starts at 7PM. Tickets are $15 at the door.

Grammy nominated Chuck Loeb performs at the Fine Arts Center on 3/25 at 7PM. ($15) #yeahTHATgreenville
03/24/2015

Grammy nominated Chuck Loeb performs at the Fine Arts Center on 3/25 at 7PM. ($15) #yeahTHATgreenville

Join us for Another Historical Performance this Friday, March 27 at 7:00 pm. All performances will be given by elite Fin...
03/24/2015

Join us for Another Historical Performance this Friday, March 27 at 7:00 pm. All performances will be given by elite Fine Arts Center music students and will include a historic keyboard instrument.

Tickets $15
$7 Students
$5 FAC Students

Check out the March 2015 issue of Fete Magazine featuring our own Steve Watson!
03/19/2015

Check out the March 2015 issue of Fete Magazine featuring our own Steve Watson!

The March 2015 issue of fête magazine!
http://bit.ly/feteMarch2015
#fetegreenville #yeahthatgreenville #gvlmusic

Join us tonight at FAC for the Julius Caesar performance directed by Adam Knight. Performances at 7:00 pm on 3/13, 3/14,...
03/13/2015

Join us tonight at FAC for the Julius Caesar performance directed by Adam Knight. Performances at 7:00 pm on 3/13, 3/14, 3/20 & 3/21.

Ties that Bind: Community is a curated show of 35 local artists currently on display at the Sheffield Wood Gallery at th...
03/09/2015

Ties that Bind: Community is a curated show of 35 local artists currently on display at the Sheffield Wood Gallery at the Fine Arts Center. The exhibition is open until 3/26. The painting below was created by Glen Miller and it is titled In the Beech Trees. The exhibition is dedicated to former FAC faculty member Debbie R. Cooke. Debbie worked for more than 40 years in art and photographic education and passed away in February of 2015.

What a unique blend of artists at this year's Artisphere: Arts. Culture. Life.! The Merzatta duo met at Cranbrook Academ...
03/05/2015
MERZATTA

What a unique blend of artists at this year's Artisphere: Arts. Culture. Life.! The Merzatta duo met at Cranbrook Academy of Art and have since formed the Merzatta collection of jewelry with the goal of communicating a curiosity for natural things, respect for the planet, care for things handmade and a dedication to beauty.

The art jewelry studio of Chris and Danielle Merzatta. We show locally and nationally, and welcome you to visit us online anytime.

Art History Teacher/Gallery Coordinator position available at Fine Arts Center!
03/04/2015
Teaching Positions

Art History Teacher/Gallery Coordinator position available at Fine Arts Center!

No one will be considered for employment without a completed profile and application on file. Once you have completed the online profile and application, you are encouraged to send a letter of interest and copy of resume to the principals of the schools with posted vacancies using the email link pro…

FAC's Assistant Director, Charles Ratterree, and MAC's Executive Director, Alan Ethridge
03/03/2015

FAC's Assistant Director, Charles Ratterree, and MAC's Executive Director, Alan Ethridge

Charles Ratterree and Alan Ethridge

The Fine Arts Center is currently accepting nominations for A.R.M.E.S., Arts Reaching Middle and Elementary Schools.  Th...
03/03/2015
A.R.M.E.S. - Arts Reaching Middle & Elementary Schools

The Fine Arts Center is currently accepting nominations for A.R.M.E.S., Arts Reaching Middle and Elementary Schools. The arts program is a tuition-free program for gifted and talented students in 4th through 8th grades who live in Greenville County and is an audition only program. Classes in Drama, Dance, Strings, and Visual Arts are offered after school, twice a week during the school year.

http://fineartscenter.net/ARMES/armes.html

fine arts center for high school studies of theatre, dance, visual arts, music, creative writing and filmmaking.

At the Fine Arts Center, the arts are not only taught, but also practiced and lived on a daily basis. Here, through the ...
03/03/2015

At the Fine Arts Center, the arts are not only taught, but also practiced and lived on a daily basis. Here, through the guidance of teachers (all of whom are practicing artists), students acquire strong, basic foundations, enabling them to develop their artistic talents. The Fine Arts Center offers a rigorous course of study, often requiring extra time, concentrated effort, and the maturity necessary to accept a critical examination of work. The Visual Arts curriculum at the Fine Arts Center requires a high degree of commitment – higher, perhaps, than students encounter in a high school classroom. A prerequisite for an arts education is a firm commitment of time and energy. Students are to be in class every day, to do homework, and to attend extracurricular arts events. All students must have their portfolio reviewed to attend the Fine Arts Center, including current students who wish to return for multiple years.

Permanent Collection
03/03/2015

Permanent Collection

The Fine Arts Center's pre-professional dance training is designed to produce a physically and mentally aware dancer wit...
03/03/2015

The Fine Arts Center's pre-professional dance training is designed to produce a physically and mentally aware dancer with the technical training to be a versatile dancer and the general knowledge to be an intelligent and well- rounded dance patron or professional.

Our program is rooted in the disciplines of classical ballet and modern/contemporary dance techniques. The combination of training in both classical ballet and modern/contemporary dance techniques produces a versatile ballet dancer who can perform in classical as well as contemporary choreography as well as a student who will have a head start in college dance programs where modern/contemporary dance will be the emphasis or a strong component of the curriculum. Today's dancer needs the technical foundation of the classical ballet tradition with the skills, movement and creativity that the modern/contemporary dance training provides.

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102 Pine Knoll Dr
Greenville, SC
29609

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 15:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 15:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 15:30
Thursday 08:30 - 15:30
Friday 08:30 - 15:30

Telephone

(864) 355-2550

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