The Carver School of Visual and Performing Arts (CSVPA) provides community-based arts classes, summer camps, master classes, and artist residencies, which offer children and adults an opportunity to explore a variety of art forms: dance, music, theater, the visual arts and more. With an emphasis on the preservation and celebration of African and African-American art forms, the Carver Community Cultural Center is in a unique position to provide artistic and cultural experiences that celebrate and honor the diversity of our world.
Saturday Semester Classes
Our eight-week Saturday morning classes are a great way for kids, individuals, couples and families to stay active, learn a new skill, strengthen talents, socialize and have fun! Small class sizes allow our professional instructors to help students grow at their own pace.
Fresh Options, Familiar Faces
This year you can expect fresh, new class options alongside familiar favorites with the release of each semester schedule. The opportunity to be responsive to student interests, emerging trends and explore new ideas together is exciting to us, and we think you’ll like it too!
Master Classes & Residencies
Through artist residencies and master classes, community members have an opportunity to connect and interact with professional artists visiting the Carver Community Cultural Center. Whether a lecture-demonstration, in-school visit, panel discussion or workshop, these outreach activities deepen the relationship between the artist and the community and allow for opportunities for each to grow and learn from the other.
Up Close and Personal
Carver Community Cultural Center is a NPN Partner of the National Performance Network (NPN). This project is made possible in part by support from the NPN Performance Residency Program. Major contributors include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information: npnweb.org
Youth Matinee Series
The Carver Community Cultural Center‘s Youth Matinee Series engages children, teachers and families through the performing arts by igniting imaginations and introducing students to the diverse cultures of our global community, these performances open doors to greater knowledge and understanding of our world and fosters a love for the arts and learning.
Igniting the kaleidoscope of our imagination
All performances are free and open to the public.
All matinees begin at 11:00 am and last approximately an hour.
The Carver’s summer camps offer children a great way to explore their interests in acting and dance, strengthen performance skills, BUILD CONFIDENCE, learn the importance of teamwork, make new friends and have fun! Our young artists aren’t interviewed or auditioned; they’re GUIDED BY THEIR OWN INTERESTS and nurtured and motivated by experienced, caring professionals.
Setting the Stage
The Carver’s Arts Education program offers public speakers and performances/demos from our roster of art instructors to market and promote the Carver.