New visual, performing arts coming to Okaloosa schools this year

Published: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 11:47 AM.

"Students engage in higher-order thinking, including creative processes, to connect the arts and other subject areas."

Abracadoodle, a for-profit arts instruction program, offers two six-week courses at Antioch, Bob Sikes and Riverside Elementary Schools this year. Tuition is $85 for each course.

"We've had a real good response," the local franchise's Teri McGinnis said. "This is going to be a good, strong year."

Abracadoodle's first series is a self-portrait class called "One in a Million," because "when kids are starting school, it's all about them," McGinnis said.

Community artist volunteers will also continue to offer OVAL Art in some schools, in which students are exposed to classic works of art, and then interpret them in their own style.

North Okaloosa arts programs

Baker School: Instrumental and choral music, high school and middle school: Tony Chiarito

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