Adams County Arts Council
- 125 South Washington Street
- Gettysburg, PA 17325
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- Phone: (717) 334-5006
- Fax: (717) 338-2041
Monday - Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm
First Friday Hours
5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m
Evening hours will correspond with the class schedule, please call before planning a visit.
- Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm
In case of inclement weather, the ACAC follows the Gettysburg School District closing schedule.
ARTS IN OUR SCHOOLS
The arts help students master core subjects but budget cuts and “teaching to the test” are squeezing the arts out of the curriculum. Research shows that children taught to play the musical keyboard strengthen math skills. Youngsters who dramatize stories improve their reading abilities. Dance classes boost a child’s ability to think as well as move. Studies indicate that arts education is particularly beneficial in building academic skills for economically disadvantaged students; those early experiences in the arts lay the groundwork for successful learning later. And the arts spark creativity, a most important quality for all children as they grow up and face the world’s challenges.
To address this alarming concern, the Arts Council’s Roots & Wings outreach program brings educational arts experiences into Adams County schools. Through this program, musicians, actors, dancers, and painters have enriched the lives of thousands of students with assembles, workshops, and long-term artist residencies. Teachers, principals, and PTO parents are invited to contact Arts in Education Coordinator Judy Marti at email@example.com to find how to arrange a program for your school.
Majestic Theater School Days Series
The Majestic Theater School Days Series is professional performances created just for school-aged audiences learning the excitement and value of live theater. For information on upcoming performances or to reserve seats, contact Judy Marti at firstname.lastname@example.org.