CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Students from the Center for Creative Arts got an up close look at some professional, working artists.
They recently took part in special field trips that gave them some ideas about possible careers after they graduate.
John Echols is a teacher at C.C.A.
“One of the books that 6th graders at a Center for Creative Arts read for summer reading is ‘The Unwanted,’ which has a really strong tie-in to the power of the arts, and the way a community values art.”
In fact, the art majors all went to different locations to check out other artists.
Those locations included the Chattanooga Ballet, The Tivoli, the Chattanooga Opera and Symphony, the Hunter Museum and the Chattanooga Theatre Center.
Teachers say these visits gave students a sense of how the arts are part of the community.