It’s time for another thrilling artistic adventure with South Arkansas Arts Center’s fall 2023 season of classes! Now is the time to sign your kid up for lots of fun and learning. Classes will begin the week of September 11-14. Stop by SAAC or follow the link to the online registration page. Many of SAAC’s beloved long-time instructors will be returning, as well as some new faces.

Artists Michaela Gross, Katie Harwell, and Maria Villegas will be teaching visual art classes for students in Pre-K through the 12th grade. Classes offered are Visual Art, 3-D Art, and Studio Art.

SAAC has two new instructors for our ballet classes offered, Laura Day and her senior assistant Karis Flurry, along with returning instructor Caroline Callaway. Ballet classes begin with Pre-Ballet for ages 3-4 through Ballet Levels 1-5 for K through grade 12.

For the Computer Arts & Science courses, Instructor Mike Means will be returning with Art Meet Science and Graphic Art for second grade and up. Students will learn how to become champions through Graphic Art or take a new and fascinating look at the science world through the “Art Meet Science” class.

Instructor Cassie Hickman is returning with her adorable “Mommy & Me Monday” class. This is a great class to make fun memories with your kids! This is for kids aging from 1-4 years old with adult participation required. The class has six sessions: 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 10/30, 11/13, and 11/27.

SAAC has plenty of theatre class options for your kids who want to be stars of the stage. Instructors Cassie Hickman and Kaila Emery will be returning, and joining them will be “Mr. Mike” (Mike Means) as well. Classes include different levels of Drama for Pre-K-6 grade and Costume Design for 4-12 grade, as well as Theatre Improv Class for 4-8 grade. Kaila Emery will also be giving private acting lessons as a schedule on request course.

The Drama Club for grades 7-12 are getting an early start with auditions hosted or their performance of Once Upon a Mattress: Youth Edition on August 29 and 31. Director Lynn Gunter and Music Director Cassie Hickman will lead this fun twist on the story of The Princess and The Pea. Performances are November 10-11.