Thanks to our 2016 Sponsors!
John Charles Saunders
Liz & Chuck Hotchkiss
Al & Linda Scarborough
Jim Roberts & Susan DeLaney
Ocracoke Heating and AC
Also thanks for the Ocracoke United Methodist Churchl
Gary & Trish Davis
and Debbie Leonard
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1. Give a donation to help fund the program (estimated cost is $8000 per semester). Click the "Support Us" Tab above for more info.
2. Own a rental home on Ocracoke? Consider donating a week's stay in the off season to house a visiting artist. Click the "Support Us" Tab above for more info.
3. Are you an artist that would like to come to Ocracoke and share your skills? Please consider participating in the program. Click the "Teacher Application" Tab above for more info.
“We believe that in our quickly changing society, creativity and out-of–the box thinking are some of the most critical survival tools a youngster can possess. A fully-balanced, creative individual can bring a fresh perspective to whatever field and path they may choose in life,” says Ocracoke Alive president, David Tweedie.
Ocracoke Alive is welcoming financial contributions towards costs of the program. “It is a wonderful way for supporters of the Ocracoke community to give the gift of the arts to the young people of our island,” says David. This can be easily done by mailing a tax-deductible contribution to "Ocracoke Alive, PO Box 604, Ocracoke, NC 27960" or with a credit card through the Support Us tab above.
For more information contact email@example.com or call 252-921-0260 (David Tweedie)
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Ocracoke Alive’s mission is to provide student arts programming and to also show support of local artist/teachers by providing a per diem for their work. We welcome any contributions of labor or funds to the program . . . so if you know of interested supporters on and off the island feel free to spread the word.
Please read through the following information and fill out/submit the form at the bottom of the page. Thanks!
Ocracoke Alive’s Arts Partnership works to provide supplemental arts/creative education for students of Ocracoke. Past courses have included painting, photography, pottery, sculpture, recycled critters, baking, cooking, gardening, dancing, theater, soap making, jewelry, mixed media, sand painting, tie-dye, collage and much more. Don't hesitate to ask us about a subject you would like to offer. We like to think out of the box! All instructors are subject to a school background check by Hyde County.
Currently, we are seeking artists & creative individuals for residency work with Ocracoke School students, all ages preK-12th grade, January through May of 2016. At the moment we are seeking two guest instructors per week.
Week 1 ~ Jan 26 & 28
Week 2 ~ Feb 2 & 4
Week 3 ~ Feb 9 & 11
Week 4 ~ Feb 16 & 18
Week 5 ~ Feb 23 & 25
Week 6 ~ Mar 1 & 3
Week 7 ~ Mar 8 & 10
Week 8 ~ Mar 15 & 17
Week X ~ Ocracoke Arts Week
Spring Break Week ~ Mar 28- April 1
Week 9 ~ Apr 5 & 7
Week 10 ~ Apr 12 & 14
Week 11 ~ Apr 19 & 21
Week 12 ~ April 26 & 28
Week 13 ~ May 3 & 5
Week 14 ~ May 10 & 12
Week 15 ~ May 17 & 19
Week 16 ~ May 24 & 26
Tentative Time Schedule (Tentative)
8:00-8:45 ~ PreK (9 Students)
8:45-9:30 ~ K (13 Students)
11:55-1:00 ~ 2nd Grade (16 Students)
1:50-3:00 PM ~ 6th Grade (10 Students)
11:55-1:00 PM ~ 3rd Grade (17 Students)
1:50-3:00 PM ~ 7th Grade (10 Students)
11:55-1:00 PM ~ 1st Grade (17 Students)
1:50-3:00 PM ~ 5th Grade (13 Students)
7:55-9:30 ~ High School (16 Students)
11:55-1:00 PM ~ 4th Grade (15 Students)
1:50-3:00 PM ~ 8th Grade (14 Students)
Types of programming, class sizes
Currently, the program is designed to expose students to a concept or art medium during a single hour period during the week. During the week each teacher will instruct 5 to 6 hour-long sessions split between Tuesday and Thursday. This next year, each teacher will have some classes that are for younger students and some for older. We may also ask instructors to offer a longer 2-3 hour workshop for older students after school. Class sizes generally run between 10 and 17 students. Ocracoke Alive will help provide assistants for each class, although you are also welcome to bring your own.
Artist residents of Ocracoke Island ~ These artists will receive financial compensation of $150 per week for five to seven total sessions,
Visiting Artists (The Island Retreat Package) ~ These artists will be compensated with housing for them and up to three guests for the week while they are on Ocracoke (valued at $800), Sunday-Saturday. We encourage visitors to use this time as a period of reflection, personal artistic development, communing with friends and family, and enjoying the quiet reflective setting of a remote winter island off the coast of North Carolina. In general, donated housing is only available January-April. Housing generally runs Sunday-Saturday.
Some materials may be provided by Ocracoke Alive based on the mediums that students are working with. Please plan to be economical.
Work Spaces Available
Ocracoke Alive and Ocracoke School have several workshop spaces available for the program, including . . . Ocracoke School Multipurpose Room, Deepwater Theater, Skipjack Wilma Lee (Docked at Ocracoke Harbor)
To be considered for the program, please submit the form below. If you have any questions, please contact David Tweedie at 252-921-0260.
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- Making a tax-deductible donation via credit card or Paypal through the links below, or
- Mailing in a tax-deductible donation to "Ocracoke Alive, PO Box 604, Ocracoke, NC 27960 (memo Arts Partnership)"
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