FAC Weekly Update

March 19, 2020

Good afternoon, Fine Arts Center Family

This certainly was an unprecedented week. We are off and running with eLearning, and I want to thank our Faculty for transitioning from in-person to computer-based instruction over a short period of 48-hours! I also want to thank our students and parents for making this transition. Perhaps there have been some speed bumps, but in the end, our students and teachers are connecting and continuing to practice their art. May we look back on this time as one where we came together and overcame a very challenging situation through our love of the arts!

Here is the latest from the halls of the Fine Arts Center...

eLearning Reminder


Please be sure that you are checking in daily with your teachers and communicating effectively with them. The break from in-person instruction is not a break from school! Our FAC students have shown the ability to be responsible, independent learners. Please keep this going as we progress through the period of online education. Stay sharp, stay engaged, and stay committed to your art!

-Mr. Popat

Building Closed

Please note that the Fine Arts Center is closed to the public after 5:30 p.m. today (Thursday, March 19). All students have been reminded to pick up their supplies before the end of the day today.

This Week's Student Leadership Lesson

"When there's a problem, a 'fire' in the organization, you as a leader are often the first to arrive at the scene. You have in your hands two buckets. One contains water and the other contains gasoline. The 'spark' before you will either become a greater problem because you pour gasoline on it, or it will be extinguished because you use the bucket of water."

- John C. Maxwell, "The Maxwell Daily Reader," page 84 (March 16).

Congratulations - Scholastic National Award Winners!

The Fine Arts Center is extremely proud of our 6 National Medalists in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards!

Gold Medalists in Poetry

Rain Carroll

Anna Sauerbrey

Isabelle Veenstra

Gold Medalists in Visual Arts

Aleta Larkin

Meredith Tomlinson

Silver Medalist in Visual Arts

Kaitlyn Rice


New Online Store - Get Your FAC Gear!

The FAC pARTners have set up an online store through Cafepress! Please click on the following link to check it out - https://www.cafepress.com/fineartscenterpartners. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back often for new merchandise!

Congratulations - Piccolo Spoleto Rising Stars Festival!

Congratulations to the following students who have been accepted into the prestigious Piccolo Spoleto Rising Stars Festival!

FAC Visual Arts

Sabrina Kindervater

FAC Voice Studio

  • Isabella Barredo
  • Lexi Howard
  • Lura Zimmerman

FAC Strings Chamber Music Studio

The Palissandro Quartet

  • Julia Rhyne
  • Ben Rawlinson
  • Phil Rawlinson
  • Will Rawlinson

We will send out performance dates and times when they become available.

Summer Arts Intensive Programs - Financial Assistance

The Fine Arts Center has set aside some funds to assist students who are applying to summer arts intensive programs. Please note the following guidelines:

  1. Any student applying for financial assistance must attend the Fine Arts Center for the 2020-2021 School Year.
  2. Applicants must complete the Google Form linked below. All applications must come with proof of acceptance into the summer intensive program(s), or proof of application if acceptance is pending.
  3. Selection criteria are as follows
    • Financial Need as determined by a pupil's P.I.P. status. The Pupils in Poverty indicator is accessible to us via PowerSchool.
    • Merit, based on Grade Point Average and Teacher Input
    • Any special circumstances that are causing financial hardship to the family

The Google Form can be accessed here - https://forms.gle/SuQyN5a47ZAn7hhM9. Note that the form can be accessed by students only, via their GCS Google Account. Forms are due on Thursday, April 9, 2020.

Please feel free to contact our Main Office at (864) 355-2550 or email:

Ms. Erin Poole - Secretary to the Director - kpoole@greenville.k12.sc.us


As of now, all events at the FAC have been postponed. We will release an updated calendar of events once we have more information.

Community Performances Featuring FAC Students