“Get’er Done!”

While not the most graceful expression, most know what this phrase means. It is time to lean into the work and stop procrastinating. During the month of June, Social Arts Atlanta is offering and opportunity do do just this with Social Arts 101 Summer Short Term. Requiring your tween or teen to do a bit of social protocol training my be met with resistance however, Social Arts Atlanta’s method and curriculum will have them feeling more confident and willing in a short time.

Social Arts 101 Summer Short Term is a class that compresses the five lesson of Social Arts 101 into a two-day format. It is for ages 11 to 14 and will be offered two times during the month of June: Saturday, June 15 & Sunday, June 16, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm each day and Monday, June 17 and Tuesday, June 18, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Class size is limited to 10 and is offered on a first-come-first-served basis. Tuition is $295 and includes a meal for each day. Please, visit here to learn more and to register.

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Supporting Community

Social Arts Atlanta(SAA) knows that being a part of the community it serves is important. Conscious Capitalism is good for all involved. During the first quarter of 2019, SAA has donated $2,200 in Social Arts Classes and $125 in cash to local schools.

The following schools received donations of gift certificates for Social Arts 101 to present as auction items; Arbor Montessori School, Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School, Freedom Park Preschool and International Montessori Academy.

As a part of SAA’s Education Foundation Program, Inman Middle School has been supported for the second semester in a row with a donation of $125.

Virtue never dwells alone; it always has neighbors.

-Chinese Proverb

 

 

Registration for Summer & Next Season Open

Social Arts Atlanta is has opened registration for the Summer Short Term and the 2019-2020 Season. We look forward to welcoming new families and continuing relationships with current families.

During the month of June, Social Arts 101 – Short Term is available to students ages 11-13. This two-day class covers the same material as our regularly scheduled Social Arts 101 in a compressed format. There are weekend and a weekday opportunities. Please visit here for complete details. The class is limited to 10 students and tuition is $295.

The monthly format of Social Arts Classes will return in August 2019. Two classes of Social Arts 101 will be offered during the Summer/Fall Semester. Meeting August through December and select Friday evenings, there are two meeting times to choose from 6: 00 pm and 7:30 pm. Class size is limited to 26 and tuition is $275.

For the 2020 Winter/Spring Semester both Social Arts 101 and 102 will be offered. Beginning at the end of January, classes we meet monthly through May on Friday evenings. Each of these classes is limited to 26 students and tuition is $275.

All of Social Arts Classes are offered on first-come-first-served bases, include fun, hands-on activities and impart valuable skills. Please visit here for Social Arts 101 – Short Term, here for Social Arts 101 and here for Social Arts 102 curriculum information and registration instruction.

 

 

Time & Consideration – A Gift That Always Fits

As the hype of the Black Friday dwindles , Social Arts Atlanta invites you to consider the most wonderful gift you can give – time and consideration.

Yes, some material gifts can last a lifetime; a handsome piece of jewelry, object of art or a sturdy piece of cookware. They continue to give pleasure and serve their purpose for years and years. They frequently also invoke the memory of receiving the gift, the time and consideration that the giver took for you. In the larger view of life, it is likely the later that is most meaningful, the threads of memory attached to the object.

Take some time to consider if your family member or friend would prefer a material gift or an experience with you or on his/her own. There are so many choices. A simple afternoon walking in the park and coffee works for many ages. Tickets to a show or exhibit make thoughtful gifts. There are lots of choices for classes that your loved one can enjoy, options for young and old; cooking classes, sewing classes, dance classes, etiquette classes (SAA offers certificates and packages) and tours. Platforms like Airbnb now offer experiences in cites around the world. The internet can be a great tool. Try looking at tourism sites for a city. Atlanta has Atlanta PlanIt and the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau has an extensive site. Being a tourist in your own town is a fantastic option.

Taking your time to be with another or giving the gift of a fun time is always a good fit!

Education Foundation Report

Social Arts Atlanta (SAA) is please to report on the 2018 Summer/Fall Semester donations given as part of SAA’s Education Foundation Program. We are thankful for the opportunity to support the schools that support the students and their families that we serve. Following are the donation amounts and schools supported this semester;

Arbor Montessori School $75
The Little Middle School $50
Mary Lin Elementary School $250
Inman Middle School $200

The Education Foundation Program is an ongoing effort of SAA to be a good steward for the community its serves. For each student registered for a SAA program, a donation of $25 will be given to the student’s school or that school’s foundation.

2019 Winter/Spring Semester Registration Open

Registration of the 2019 Winter/Spring Semester of Social Arts Class is now open. During this semester, Social Arts 101 and Social Arts 102 will be offered in five monthly classes. Registration is limited and offered on a first-come-first-served basis. Tuition is $275 per student. Social Arts Atlanta hopes to be of service to your family!

Social Arts 101 is a series of five monthly hour-and-fifteen-minute lessons that teach and give the opportunity to practice basic social skills and dances. Skills practiced include introductions, public right of way, dressing, dining from a buffet and at the table. Dances included for this class included the Box Step, basic Swing, the Waltz, the Meringue and the Cha Cha.

Social Arts 102 continues to build on the skills developed in Social Arts 101. It is also managed in five hour-and-fifteen-minute lessons. New skills worked on during the semester include conversation, resume writing, managing emergencies and approaching food challenges. Throughout the semester, students plan and manage the presentation of a party for friends, creating an event that requires the use of the skills they have learned during their time in Social Arts 101 and 102.

Rocket Fuel!

Social Arts Atlanta is please to announce that it has become Bronze 2018-2019 Education Partner of Mary Lin Education Foundation. This program supports things like continuing education for Mary Lin’s teachers, curriculum enrichment and capitol improvements.

According to the Mary Lin Education Foundation’s website:

“The Mary Lin Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created in 2008 to support long-term goals and critical resource needs for Mary Lin Elementary (home of the ROCKETS), an Atlanta Public School serving 640+ students in the Candler Park, Inman Park, Lake Claire and Little 5 Points neighborhoods. In 2016, the MLEF launched the ROCKET FUEL FUND, a major annual giving campaign to ensure the ongoing academic success of our students and the long-term financial health of our school.”

Supporting the community is important to Social Arts Atlanta. Go Rockets!