Visiting Artists | 2020 - 2021

Caldecott Award Winner Carole B. Weatherford is coming to town and wants to visit your class (virtually!) on December 1st and 2nd. 

The visit is designed to support teachers in building high-quality, project-based learning units. Build your unit around her latest book, You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen or any of these titles about “history makers and barrier-breakers who achieved against the odds.” 

  • Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
  • Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights
  • Be A King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream and You
  • Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-ins
  • or any of her other dozens of dazzling titles found here. 
 
CLICK HERE TO APPLY! One teacher per school will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

 

Steve Campbell is scheduled to visit third grade classes in September. Visit will be made virtually or in-person depending on school preference. In-person visits will follow all school mandated COVID precautions. 

  • BROOKWOOD SCHOOL | DATES TBD
  • CROSS CREEK | DATES TBD
  • GRADY COUNTY SCHOOLS | DATES TBD
  • HARPER ELEMENTARY | DATES TBD
  • JERGER ELEMENTARY | DATES TBD
  • SCOTT ELEMENTARY  | DATES TBD

Jeff Mather will work with students in two phases – a design phase in which students collaboratively design a site-specific sculpture and a build phase in which students build the sculpture on site. He will visit visual arts and/or math classes, based on school preference.

DESIGN PHASE | NOV 2 – 6

  • MACINTYRE PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL | DATES + TIMES TBD
  • THOMAS COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL | DATES + TIMES TBD
  • WASHINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL | DATES + TIMES TBD
 
BUILD PHASE | JAN 11 – 15
  • MACINTYRE PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL | DATES + TIMES TBD
  • THOMAS COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL | DATES + TIMES TBD
  • WASHINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL | DATES + TIMES TBD

John Doyle will visit classes in-person or virtually to help high school students craft their story and tell it on digital platforms. 

CRAFTING YOUR STORY  OF BELONGING | OCT 19 – 23

  • BROOKWOOD SCHOOL | TIME TBD
  • CAIRO HIGH SCHOOL | TIME TBD 
  • THOMASVILLE HIGH SCHOOL | TIME TBD
  • THOMAS COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL | TIME TBD
 
LAUNCHING YOUR STORY DIGITALLY | OCT 26 – 30 
  • BROOKWOOD SCHOOL | TIME TBD
  • CAIRO HIGH SCHOOL | TIME TBD 
  • THOMASVILLE HIGH SCHOOL | TIME TBD
  • THOMAS COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL | TIME TBD