Arts In Education

Welcome to the SRAC Arts in Education Programming!

Ilene Fraser    Arts in Education Manager

Ilene Fraser
Arts in Education Manager

The Shreveport Regional Arts Council is excited to offer a variety of opportunities for students, teachers, Girls Scouts, Boy Scouts, community group, Homeschoolers and art enthusiasts of all ages to experience high-quality artwork in ArtSpace, learn from professional artists and engage fun Art-inspired activities! Our Arts In Education programming is created to connect the diverse array of visual, performance, culinary, literary artists that call the Northwest corner of Louisiana home to you!  Whether it is through a School Tour, ArtBreak!, Birthday parties, Family Art Days or Art Classes, we look forward to seeing you and working with you in an creating an ARTFULL experience!




At the heart of SRAC’s mission is creating the next generation of Artists and Arts Patrons while ensuring that young people have the opportunity to learn the basic skills (math, language arts, history, and science) through interdisciplinary arts instruction taught by area professional artists.

SRAC’s Arts in Education Programs have been nationally recognized for the depth and breadth of excellent programming that spans “in school” Artists Residencies and Seminars, After School Academic Instruction through the Arts, and the annual culminating CELEBRATE EDUCATION event for Caddo and Bossier parish schools – the ArtBreak Festival.


School Tours  

Exhibit-based School tours are 2-hour Artful educational experiences that center on a current artspace exhibit.  Your school group will be divided evenly.   One half of the group will tour the featured exhibit.  The other half of the school group will be led by one or more of our cadre of professional Artists who will participate in an Artful activity that is full of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.  (A 15:1 ratio of student to artist is maintained.)   The activities are created to reference and connect with the featured Art exhibit while highlighting age/grade appropriate Science, Technology Engineering and Math concepts!

 “Art-spirational” School tours are customized school learning experiences! These experiences have ranged from one to four hours!  With these experiences, our Arts in Education Manager works with the teacher to design a specific set of activities to meet the needs as outlined by the teacher or group.  For example,

  • AP English students from Captain Shreve had 4 hour Art-Inspired Writing session which included a mini art appreciation lesson, walking public Art Tour, creative writing and peer editing session. 
  • Claiborne Elementary students celebrated African American history month through dance, culinary arts and fine arts!

Cost is $8 per student.  There is no cost for chaperons!  Caddo Parish School District Title I School discount available for qualified schools!  All exhibits toured by students are age and grade appropriate.

Click here to book your Class, Group, and Troop Today! 


Birthday Parties

artspace is THE ultimate imaginative space to be Art Inspired for your next birthday or special celebration!

There are two floors of galleries full of Art providing the perfect backdrop for celebrating your special day! Our staff can work with you to make your party a memorable and fun occasion for the guest of honor and your guests – parents and children alike! Parties are 90-minutes packed with Artful fun and can be scheduled any time during normal artspace business hours.  Click here to see of your date and time is available. (link to calendar with dates and times listed)

All Party Packages Include:

  • Dedicated party space in funspace.
  • 90 minutes of Art Time lead by a professional artist
  • Make-and-take activities for each party guest designed around your budding artist’s interests
  • Exhibit tours if age and content appropriate
  • 30 minutes of Party Time to blow out candles, have cake and open presents
  • Custom birthday poster for guests to sign (OPTION: Have your poster matted and framed for $30 dollars)
  • Birthday cake (sheet cake for 25 people), water and lemonade
  • 10 Postcard invitations

Birthday Party Pricing:

To maximize your child’s experience with our hands-on artists, we limit the ratio of children to artist as follows:

  • Ages Pre-K through 3rd Grade: 10 children to 1 artist
  • Ages 4th Grade and older: 15 children to 1 artist
  • $200 – 10 children ages Pre-K through 3rd Grade
  • $250 – 15 children ages 4th Grade and older
  • For any additional children, a flat fee of $200 per 10 children is applied
  • For any additional children, a flat fee of $100 per 5 children is applied
  • To reserve your date, please submit a non-refundable deposit of $50



ArtBreak! is the annual Student Arts Showcase for Caddo and Bossier schools.  It is a festival that “exhibits” the outstanding school-based and community-based arts programming.  ArtBreak is a free, hands-on family event produced by the Shreveport Regional Arts Council, Caddo Parish Schools and Bossier Parish Schools with participation by Public, Private, Charter, Home schools in Caddo and Bossier parish.  Some 75,000 students and families participate in this 7 day event. 

To find specific information and details about this year’s ArtBreak!, click here


Family Art Days

Family Art Activities are scheduled periodically throughout the year.  They may occur in any one of the following three ways:  (1) a part of a larger event such as POP Up or UNSCENE (2) supporting an exhibit at artspace or (3) as a stand-alone activity available to the public.  The art activity offered will vary and will involve a make and take activity!  Click here to view and register for an upcoming Family Art Days! 

Featured Art Class

Each month a local artist will be featured to offer Art class in his/her Art discipline.  Click here to view and register for the upcoming Art class.  Art classes costs $85 per person which includes materials.   No refunds within 30 days of class start date.  artspace reserves right to cancel class 10 days prior if minimum student registration is not met.  In the event of cancellation, tuition will be fully refunded.


Community Organization Arts Activities

The Shreveport Regional Arts Council through our Artist Roster has a wide variety of professional Artist from all artistic disciplines, i.e. visual arts, performance arts, literary arts, etc.  If your community organization is looking for one or more artists to provide a engaging arts activities or speak to your group, we would be happy to facilitate this for you!  We can work with you and your organization’s resources to create fun and engaging Artful experiences for your organization and those that you serve!  Click here to contact, Ilene Fraser, Arts in Education Manager.