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ArtSpace Begins Class A Week Before Other Area Schools

ArtSpace Begins Class A Week Before Other Area Schools


Ms. Suzie plays a mirroring game with dance elective students.

Ms. Suzie plays a mirroring game with dance elective students.

 SWANNANOA, NC- Tuesday, August 30th- When the most of the Asheville City Schools and Buncombe County Schools stated class Monday, August 29th ArtSpace Charter School students have already completed 7 days of school. ArtSpace began it’s 2016-17 school year on Thursday, August 19th.  The halls were filled with excitement and renewed energy as old students came back and new students were eagerly welcomed to the ArtSpace community.

In classrooms teachers began working with their new students to create collaborative communities.  Team building exercises and introductions to daily and weekly in the initial days of school is key to achieving this and is important part of returning to school.

Kindergartners working hard.

Kindergartners working hard.

New and returning students were greeted by campus improvement projects started over the summer, some of which are still underway.  These projects include an extensive engineering effort to prevent future flooding in the building, improvements to outdoor learning spaces, and new bathrooms for the 5th-8th grade students.

The newly engineered wall and the construction that continues.

The newly engineered wall and the construction that continues.

Students new to ArtSpace are incorporated quickly into the community.  A fourth grader new to ArtSpace exclaimed “This school is the second best thing to happen in my life, 2nd only to my 9th birthday party”.  It seems that whatever the school is doing to welcome new community members is working.

Teachers Attend Two Day A+ Workshop

Teachers Attend Two Day A+ Workshop

A+ Fellow and Storyteller David Novak discussing the repetition of nursery rhymes as a teaching tool.

Before students began class for the 2016-17 school year ArtSpace staff and faculty gathered in Newland, NC at Cranberry Middle School for professional development to inspire new ideas for integration in their classrooms.  These workshops were hosted by the A+ Schools program of the NC Arts Council.  A+ Schools of North Carolina helps schools transform themselves using the arts as a catalyst for making teaching and learning engaging, creative and enjoyable.  ArtSpace joined A+ in 2012 and has been benefitting from their expertise and trainings since then.

This two day retreat was no different.  It was the first time the ArtSpace staff and faculty had gathered as  a whole since the 2015-16 school year came to a close. A+ fellows led the staff in activities to prepare them for the more specific workshops they would attend most of the retreat. Time was spent reflecting on what ArtSpace does well in terms of some of the eight “A+ Essentials” which include collaboration, arts, enriched assessment, climate, infrastructure, multiple learning pathways, curriculum and experiential learning .  The fellows also led the staff in a discussion of general  goals and expectations for each member for the 2 day workshops.  


Mr. Steve learning about the different types of voice people can use to communicate.

As is the case with retreats with many offerings each staff member took from the experience various tools they can use in their roles at ArtSpace.  Meg Boerner, music teacher was really excited to talk with other music specialists from different schools throughout WNC.  She and some of the other music specialists have already exchanged emails sharing ideas to make their classroom practices even stronger.

Ms. Mary Wray, ArtSpace’s new third grade teacher appreciated a drama workshop she attended. She enjoyed learning ways to use informal drama activities to assess students’ knowledge before teaching a unit.  These informal sketches can also facilitate a discussion that creates research questions that can drive the direction of the unit as well.


Title 1 Reading Specialist, Ms. Glenda illustrating a stanza from a poem through movement.

Mr. Nick was inspired by a mindfulness workshop.   He has started the school year in his first block using some basic brain gym exercises to center and focus students first thing in the morning.  Exceptional Children’s teacher Ms. Dede was impressed by a workshop about student collaboration.  She plans to use the things she learned to create posters for students who struggle with social skills to help guide them in collaborative projects.

One of the most exciting details about the two day training was that it was presented free of charge to ArtSpace due to a recent funding allotment approved by the General Assembly.  ArtSpace is thankful to all of the community members and especially the advocacy group ArtsNC.  By rallying behind the arts in NC schools and communities over the last two years it has made legislators take notice that the arts are an important part of of life for everyone in NC.  ArtSpace is always grateful for A+ plans on another great and successful year.


Store strengthens bond between school and community

Store strengthens bond between school and community

Courtesy of Fred McCormick @ Black Mountain News – Creativity is a key tenet at ArtSpace Charter School, where the mission statement encourages community service and responsible citizenship.

And perhaps nowhere do those ideals converge more than they do at the school’s 2nd Act Thrift & Gift Shop, which celebrated its grand opening with the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce on April 20. The shop is in the parking lot adjacent to ArtSpace, located on U.S. 70.

Josh Batenhorst, the enterprise and development manager at the school, is no stranger to the funding demands of charter schools, which are tuition-free and funded on a per-student basis by the state. But the schools do not receive government money for facilities, so Batenhorst finds himself routinely pondering ways to generate sustainable funding for the school.

“We have to do a lot of fundraising in order to keep up the facility we have and do some improvements,” he said. “We’ve got dreams of having a gym some day, because the kids really need that outlet. This (the shop) is one of the things that we hope can help fund some of that.”

The idea to use funding from a thrift store to benefit a school is not particularly unique. But Robin Allred’s approach to running the day-to-day operations will help set the store apart from others, she believes. She is the community partnerships and volunteer coordinator for the school.

“I started a thrift store when I worked for the Humane Society of Charlotte, and it became our biggest fundraiser every year,” Allred said. “That was really successful. I then worked at the Kiwanis Thrift Shop (in Black Mountain) for about four years as a volunteer.”

Allred’s experience running thrift stores made her a fitting choice to oversee day-to-day operations at 2nd Act, according to Batenhorst. Her vision is shaped by her understanding of the field.

“At some point, one of the board members spoke to me about a thrift store,” Allred said. “I said ‘Well, I’ve done this before, and it can be a consistent money-maker if you know how to go about it.’”

The building was retrofitted to suit the needs of retail. Allred began stocking it with items she acquired from local yard sales.

“I’m one of those people that’s kind of picky and very organized,” she said. “One thing we didn’t want was store full of junk. We wanted it to be nice. And we have a tidy, little spot. It’s still a thrift store, but it’s well-organized and clean.”

Allred believes the orderly appearance of the store will make customers proud to shop at 2nd Act.

“We want people to come in regularly and tell about people about the store because it’s a pleasant place to shop,” she said.

The store also serves as a vehicle to connect ArtSpace with the community that surrounds the 400-student school, according to Allred.

“A lot of people that have lived around the area for years don’t know exactly what ArtSpace is,” she said. “And it’s been a lot of fun to get to know the people who are here and talk to them a lot more about the school and what we do there.”

That community connection is what motivates Allred to keep items in 2nd Act affordable.

“When you come into our store, every shirt is $2,” she said. “I don’t care if it’s from Walmart or if it’s a designer shirt. There is no rack where the clothes are more expensive.”

The store has also proved to be a unique teaching tool. ArtSpace has used it to teach basic economics to some of the school’s fourth-grade students.

Students in a seventh- and eighth-grade theater elective were given a creative project centering around merchandise from the store.

“The kids came in and each brought $1,” Allred said. “They had to find an item for $1 and then create a skit around it. Those kids had a ball.”

Teachers at ArtSpace have been helped by the presence of the store as well, especially in the wake of severe flooding at the school in December.

“So many of our teachers lost hundreds of books in the flood,” Allred said. “If they have a play and need costumes, they can come take whatever they need. And if they have a kid that needs clothing, then they now have more of a resource for that, and that’s huge.”

And while the store is currently staffed by Allred and volunteers, Batenhorst would like to see 2nd Act expand beyond its current Wednesday-Saturday business hours.

“We’re looking for volunteers,” Batenhorst said. “If you love the arts or if you like children, we’re always looking for people to help out.

Article availble on Black Mountain News website

The World’s Fair at ArtSpace

The World’s Fair at ArtSpace

2nd graders completing their tango

Wednesday, April 27th – ArtSpace 2nd graders took part in their annual World’s Fair. The fair is the culmination of a two month study of the continents of The Earth and the diversity of cultures.  The fair represented that diversity by including each art form, dance, theater, music, visual arts and technology from around the world.

Leading up to the performance students researched a chosen country and created tourism posters that were displayed outside of their classrooms.  Students tie dyed t-shirts the assigned color of the continent where the country is located, and decorated a sash worn during the performance. 2nd graders also created a copy of their country’s flag which they waved when entering the theater to the Olympic Processional.


Anansi gets his waistline.

For the music portion, students from Ms. Annabell’s class sang a  song in Japanese while Ms. Ali’s class sang an  Italian lullaby.  They played on glockenspiels and Orff instruments, conducted by Ms. Meg. Audiences, were treated to a stop-action animation created by the students with Mr. Steve that represented the filling of 2nd grade’s passports with stamps, which were created with Ms. Joceyln in Visual Arts.
Ms. Ali’s class presented an Anansi folk tale from Africa,and  Ms. Anabell’s class re-created a story from the Cook Islands.  These mini plays were sandwiched between a powerful Argentine tango from Ms. Anabell’s class (representing South America) and a high energy hip hop routine from Ms. Ali’s students (for North America).  The performance closed with the entire 2nd grade singing and signing Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds”.

The Genesis and History of Performance at ArtSpace

The Genesis and History of Performance at ArtSpace

Since 2001, ArtSpace  has utilized a combination of direct arts instruction, arts exposure, and arts integration to engage students in their learning.  In this 15 years ArtSpace has built an incredible performance history.  Each year kindergarten – 8th grade students perform in an average of 40 performances on the ArtSpace stage.  However, it wasn’t always this way.  In 2003, the performance tradition began that would set the course for many years: the Multi-media Performance, or MMP.

A 4th grader holding her final pose at the end of a hip hop number in "A Little Spacey"

A 4th grader holding her final pose at the end of a hip hop number in “A Little Spacey”

ArtSpace’s inaugural MMP was the brain-child of then 2nd grade teacher Lesa Schirmacher who wrote agrant through the Asheville Area Arts Council to use the facilities at NC Stage Company in downtown Asheville.  Ms. Lesa wanted to give her students the opportunity to act, dance and display their visual art pieces for an audience.  This first MMP compared and contrasted life in NC with life in Ghana, Africa.

The following year 3rd and 4th grade teachers Ellie Halsey, Erin Carr and Lyn VanOver wanted to join in the fun and create pieces for their students to have a turn on the stage.  With this increase in student performers the school needed to find a new place to perform and the MMP event moved to the theater at the Conference Center in Ridgecrest, NC.  The theme of that evening’s performances was “change”.  Each class adopted the theme of “change” as a unit study and then created a performance out of that content.  This tradition continued for many years until eventually every class, grade 2-8, performed as part of an annual MMP.


5th grader sharing explorer monologue

In the the 2009 School year ArtSpace opened the arts wing and finally had a dedicated theater space. Since the school had its own performance space, there was no longer pressure to consolidate all grade levels into one event. Every grade level at ArtSpace now takes part in at least one performance piece on the ArtSpace stage each year.  These pieces range from an exploration of the continents in the 2nd grade World’s Fair, 6th graders adapting Greek classics to 7th and 8th graders sharing work from their elective classes.  Performances may be fully realized formal productions such as the school musical, or less formal works sometimes called “informances.”

In the last month, 4th and 5th grade at ArtSpace performed “A Little Spacey” and “We the People” respectively.  These pieces were reminiscent of the earlier MMP’s at ArtSpace – clearly integrating content the students had studied with performance in order to engage and enlighten performer and audience alike.

5th grade’s “We the People”, an american history piece, answered big questions such as “Who are we?” and “Where did we come from?”  The performance began with a dance piece that shared the perspective of the

5th graders dancing original choreography to represent indigenous people in the Americas

5th graders dancing original choreography to represent indigenous people in the Americas

indigenous peoples who lived in the US before the European explorers journeyed to the continent. It was followed by a series of tableaus that discussed the trials and travails of Europeans as they explored the New World.  The historical study continued through colonial times and events leading up to the Revolutionary War.  These events were illustrated with a stage reading of Longfellow’s “Paul Revere’s Ride”, excerpts from the musical 1776, and closed with a recitation of “The Declaration of Independence” while a group of students created a tableaux of the Emanuel Leutze classic painting “Washington Crossing the Delaware”.

This was Ms. Heather’s first time working on a production with her students that incorporated so much. She learned  “that while a lot of separate pieces can be daunting, it is so worth it for the final effect. I think the most important thing I learned was that true arts integration across the board really takes the expertise of all the teachers involved, and that our students are so lucky to have this offered to them every day they

5th grade recreation of "Washington Crossing the Delaware"

5th grade recreation of “Washington Crossing the Delaware”

learn at ArtSpace.”

4th grade’s “A Little Spacey” took the audience on a celestial journey.  In the story, the moon deserts Earth to explore the other planets of the galaxy.  This original piece was written by Ms. Victoria and included help from the 4th graders, and music teacher Ms. Meg as the lyrics to popular songs were rewritten to express specific information about the Earth/Moon relationship and other concepts about the planets in the Milky Way.  Ms. Mary, ArtSpace’s dance teacher, worked collaboratively with students to create original hip hop choreography to illustrate these concepts even further.

The moon and the earth work it out in the end

The moon and the earth work it out in the end

Audiences for both the 4th and 5th grade performances were entertained and informed.  The student performers produced work they can be proud of and the knowledge they gained while researching, rehearsing and performing will stick with them for a lifetime.  They are able inheritors of a rich tradition of ArtSpace performance.

John Hall Chosen to Attend a Shakespeare Workshop

John Hall Chosen to Attend a Shakespeare Workshop


John Hall, a teacher from ArtSpace Charter School has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 26 seminars and institutes supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.  The Endowment is a federal agency that, each summer, supports these enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions so that teachers can study with experts in humanities disciplines.

John will participate in a summer institute entitled “Scholarship and Performance: A Combined Approach to Teaching Shakespeare’s Plays.”  The two-week program will be held at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn, New York and directed by Theatre for a New Audience. Mr. Hall is very excited about this workshop.  He looks forward to new perspectives and taking his work with students to a new level.

The 25 teachers selected to participate in the program each receive a stipend of $2,200 to cover their travel, study, and living expenses.

Topics for the 26 seminars and institutes offered for teachers this summer include A Reverence for Words: Muslim Cultures and the Arts; Abolition and Women’s Suffrage, 1830s–1920s; Abolitionism and the Underground Railroad; The African-American Freedom Struggle from Plessy to Brown; America’s Gilded Age and Progressive Era; Appalachia: Land, Literature, and Culture; Central Asia in World History; Charles Dickens; The Chinese Exclusion Act; Communism and American Life; The Dutch Republic, Britain, and the World Economy; Existentialism; Hannah Arendt; Immigration in California: Literature and Theater; Immigration, Industrialization, and Illness in 19th-Century America; John Steinbeck: Social Critic and Ecologist; Philosophers of Education; Punishment, Politics, and Culture; Race and Mental Health in History and Literature; Religious Worlds of New York; Roman Daily Life: Petronius and Pompeii; Shakespeare; Slavery, Equality, and the Constitution; U.S.-Russian/Soviet Relations, 1776-Present

The approximately 544 NEH Summer Scholars who participate in these programs of study will teach almost 68,000 American students the following year.


Mission Possible: A Spy Themed Literacy Night

Mission Possible: A Spy Themed Literacy Night

SWANNANOA, NC – March 9 – ArtSpace hosted Mission Possible: A spy themed literacy night for Kindergarten – 4th graders.  This adventurous night offers students and families many fun ways to engage in activities that help improve reading skills. This is the 6th year ArtSpace has hosted this event for their families.

One of the many games at literacy night run by a 6th grade volunteer

One of the many games at literacy night run by a 6th grade volunteer

Upon arrival attendees received a scavenger hunt guide that led them through the school looking for reading based concepts in poetry and artwork hung on the walls.  This guided the students to reading games as well.  These games included board games, matching games, rhyming games, musical words (a spin on musical chairs) and more. Students had a blast running under a lifted parachute looking for specific words before the parachute dropped and covered the words again.

Although kindergarten – 4th graders were the target

The very popular word search parachute game.

The very popular word search parachute game.

audience for this event older students were in attendance as volunteers.  Various students were “tapped” by Glenda Brouwer, ArtSpace’s Title One Reading Specialist as “responsible” students who could take on the job of running some of the games for the event attendees.  Ms. Glenda explained “some of these volunteers gained a new level of confidence because an adult had labeled them ‘responsible.’”  



SWANNANOA, NC – March 3rd – Students at ArtSpace took part in the school’s third annual STEAM Expo.  STEAM is an expansion of the National Science Foundation’s acronym STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to include an “A” for Arts.  ArtSpace and other organizations have joined the movement that links artistic thinking with STEM through creativity, critical thinking,

5th graders demonstrating chemical and physical change.

5th graders demonstrating chemical and physical change.

communication, and collaboration. ArtSpace’s STEAM Expo highlights inquiry based projects that integrate and utilize art in some way as well.

The highly interactive event involved half of the student body demonstrating projects while the other half toured the building and recorded observations. After forty-five minutes, the students switched roles and the demonstrators became presenters and vice versa.  Many concepts were covered across the grade levels from Forces and Motion to Ecosystems to the Law of Conservation.

5th graders demonstrate energy conservation through dance.

5th graders demonstrate energy conservation through dance.

Students at all grade levels took great pride in the projects they presented.  They explained the concepts from their experiments as they interacted with observers.  The inquiry based projects give

1st graders with their balloon cars.

1st graders with their balloon cars.

students the opportunity to create hypotheses, test them, gather results and create conclusions based on the results.  The EXPO requires students to understand the conclusions and concepts they have learned well enough to present them to a live audience, not just to a teacher.  This extension requires a deep sense of understanding from each young scientist taking part in the EXPO.  ArtSpace believes that integrated experiences like these “stick” with students, making their learning richer and deeper resulting in a life-long passion for learning.

ArtSpace Talent Shows

ArtSpace Talent Shows

Swannanoa, NC – February 24th and 25th a tradition at ArtSpace continued with the 5th annual talent shows .  Kindergartners through Fourth graders displayed their talents on Wednesday and Fifth through Eighth grade hit the stage the following night.  Each year audience members never know what to expect because the only rule of ArtSpace talent shows is a time limit of two minutes.  Students enjoy the opportunity to show off their personally chosen talents as opposed to performing something required as a part of their regular school day.  

A parent of a third grader said, “It is a joy to watch the pride of students as they take the stage to show off their hula hooping abilities, singing, dancing..it’s just great!”  Audience members are always impressed at the courage of the children.

Health and Wellness Expo

Health and Wellness Expo

SWANNANOA, NC –  It can sometimes be hard to make healthy choices in our day to day lives.  Busy schedules, demanding work flows, and sometimes simple lack of knowledge can contribute to the difficulty.
But with the help of this site, sinfulvegan.com, diet adventurers and fitness trainer may now be able to share their inspirational stories and tips and blog about healthy living, making it more convenient and more comfortable for us to make healthy choices.  On Friday, February 19 ArtSpace Charter School hosted its 4th Annual Health and Wellness Expo.  The event brought together many vendors, programs and other resources that are available to the community to help make healthy choices and enhance well-being.  In counterpart with www.myfitnesshub.com, Darlene Dimenna, Chair of the school’s wellness committee, organized the event.  “I think this year’s event may have been the best one yet,” said Dimenna.  “We had a good turnout and lots of great energy.”

ArtSpace is grateful to all of the organizations and individuals willing to partner with them to educate their community about healthy living.

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