New Volumes Added to SAA Library

Social Arts Atlanta has added two volumes to is library of books about etiquette, social customs and social dance.

How tow Speak Politely and Why by Murnro Leaf is a young children’s book with whimsical illustrations and examples of how using good language communicates respect and attention. Right is an image of page eight with the “awful little creature” yeah.

The second addition is from the Post family.  Good Manners for Kids includes section of home and school life with tips for bike riding and using cell phones in public.

SAA welcomes questions from our families and followers about etiquette and social dance. Please send these questions to socialartsatl@gmail.com.

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Social Arts 101 – Change of Start Date, Registration Remains Open

The Winter/Spring Semester of Social Arts Classes will now begin on Friday, February 2, 2018. This class will take place from 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm at International Montessori Academy. There is also a Lesson 1 class available on Sunday, February 4 from 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm at the Directors home in Inman Park. Registration remains open to welcome new students.

Following the new Lesson 1 dates, lessons will continue on the planned schedule of:Fridays –  February 9, March 9, April 20 & May 11, 6:00 pm 7:15 pm at International Montessori Academy.

Social Arts Classes teach social protocol and dances. Roll playing and hands-on activities, give each student the opportunity to practice. This not only makes class time active, engaging and fun but also ensures that information is truly learned. Classes demystify the what and why of manners and etiquette and look to consideration, respect and honesty for answers about how to thrive in society.

Social Arts Supports Arbor Montessori Annual Fund

Social Arts Atlanta (SAA) is happy to announce that for the Winter/Spring Semester of Social Arts 101 for every Arbor Montessori family that registers a student it will  donate $25 to Arbor’s Annual Fund.

SAA has a family connection to Arbor Montessori. Its founder and owner Carolyn Stine McLaughlin’s two children have attended Arbor. One child is currently a student of the school. Also, many Arbor students have attended Social Arts classes and been models for SAA promotions.

Arbor’s Annual fund provides monies for teacher training and scholarships at the school. Teacher training ensures continuing high quality experience for students. Scholarships support a level of economic diversity for the school and families experiencing financial challenges.

SAA is thankful for the opportunity to support this outstanding educational organization. If you know of another educational organization that we can support with a similar program please email socialartsatl@gmail.com.

Gift That Last a Lifetime

Social Art Atlanta offers all of its classes for purchase as gift certificates and gift packages. This is a gift that will never gather dust and is always a perfect fit, giving a tween or teen the tools to meet success. For and first day of Hanukkah delivery order by Friday, December 8 and for before Christmas delivery order by Wednesday December 20.

Social Arts 101 and Social Arts 102 are great for tweens in grades 6th through 9th. 101 works on important basics like introductions and dining. 102 builds on the work of 102 and adds conversation skills and subjects like entrepreneurship and dealing with emergencies. Both of these classes teach and build a repertory of basic social dances such as the Box Step, Merengue and the Swing.

Successful Teen Seminar is perfect for 9th through 12th graders. It is meant to help young adult succeed as they move through high school and college toward independence. The two-day seminar compresses Social Arts 101 and 102 curriculum with an added focus on interview skill. This seminar also includes learning social dances.

All Social Arts Classes are hands-on and include fun roll-playing games and practice of essential skill. To purchase please follow this link.

News: SAA Supports Arbor Spirit Night at Inman Quarter

Social Arts Atlanta is proud to participate in the first Arbor Spirit Night at Inman Quarter on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. This event will support the Arbor Annual Fund which provides scholarships for students and teachers at Arbor Montessori School.

For every Arbor family that enrolls a student for the 2018 Winter/Spring Semester of Social Arts 101 or Social Arts 102, SAA will donate $25 to Arbor to support its annual fund. This offer will remain in effect until the class begins on Friday, August 26, 2018.

The event also includes six Inman Quarter businesses:

  • Phone Repair: LifeLine (Inman Park): Your tech team for phone, tablet, computer and drone repair. 10% of all purchases from Arbor families, $10 screen protectors with 100% of proceeds, and $1.00 raffle tickets for a LifeLine Pedicap ride on the Atlanta BeltLine with 100% of proceeds to Arbor
  • Dinner: Hampton + Hudson: Contemporary gastropub serving New American eats & cocktails in a stylish, welcoming atmosphere. 10% of proceeds donated to Arbor
  • Dessert: Voga Italian Gelato: Check out their in-house made gelato pops! 10% of proceeds donated to Arbor
  • Hair Cut: The Men’s Parlor: A modern and rustic parlor with a bar-style waiting area,​wifi, tvs, haircuts, and beard treatments with complimentary beverages. 10% of proceeds donated to Arbor, appointments encouraged – 678-705-5580
  • Art & Gifts: Made Again: An unique art gallery featuring Atlanta and regional artisans who focus on green, modern design, interiors and custom furnishings. 10% of proceeds from Arbor family purchase to Arbor
  • Shades: Select Shades: Visit, try on, & stock up on your favorite brands in this super cool local store. 10% of proceeds from Arbor family purchase to Arbor

News: Friday is Almost Here!

This Friday, August 25, Social Arts Atlanta will welcome  a new class of Social Arts Students for Social Arts 101! This class for grades 6th -8th is a great way for middle schoolers to learn the “whys” and “how” of important social skills like introductions, public right of way and which fork to use (FYI, it is your host’s job to give you the right fork in the right order for the meal they are serving).

At the time of the post, we are still accepting students for the class. Here is a link to all the information you need about curriculum, dates and tuition.

SAA is also accepting registration for the Winter/Spring Semester which begins in January 2018. During this semester, we will be offering Social Arts 101 and Social Arts 102.

News: Registration Open for 2018 Social Arts Classes

Registration for the 2018 Winter/Spring Semester of Social Arts Class is now open. Social Arts Atlanta will be offering Social Arts 101 and Social Arts 102 from January through May 2018.

Social Arts 101 for 6th – 8th graders teaches and practices important social basics like introductions and dining skills with a repertoire of social dances like the Box Step and the Merengue. Detail about the curriculum are available here.

Social Arts 102 for 6th – 9th graders continues with the important social basics learned in Social Arts 101 and builds by learning about things like job skills and hosting events. Details about the curriculum are available here.

Social Arts Classes teach social protocol  and social dances. This knowledge leads  to skills which increases confidence. Roll playing and hands-on activities, give each student the opportunity to practice. This not only makes class time active, engaging and fun but also ensures that information is truly learned. Demystifying the what and why and looking to consideration, respect and honesty is the goal of these classes.