Artisan Preparatory

Artisan Preparatory

Artisan Preparatory renders creative learning that is engaging, fun and sustainable. Our hands-on curriculum PREPARES each ARTISAN with a ingenious foundation that enriches future educational opportunities.  We believe that artistry is gifted to every student, it is our aspiration to to Capture,

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African American Story Telling


Program description

In this residency, students are presented with stories about African American History, Folk Art and the life of child during this period.  Students are allowed to participate in games, period clothing, dances and songs.  This residency can be tailored to a specific piece of literature and different cultures.

Program Detail

Program type: Day Trip, Out-of-School-Time, Residency, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Multi-discipline, Music, Storytelling, Theater
Cultural Origin: American, Multicultural
Subject: Language Arts, Literacy, Music, Social Studies / History, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 9, Kindergarten, Pre-K
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

This residency is available Monday through Thursday.

Available times:

 8 am-6 pm

Space / technical requirements:

 This room needs to be large enough for students to dance, form groups. there should be a microphone and speaker, small table and podium.


Educational facility.  There is a $50 trip fee outside of Mecklenburg County.

Fees / Ticketing:

$495 for a one-day residency. This price includes two 60-minute sessions a day.

$1450 for 3-day residency. This price includes two 60-minute sessions a day.


NC Standard Course of Study:

SL.2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally. Students are presented with oral history. They must listen to understand the presentation.
SL.4 Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. Students listened to oral history and story.
SL.5 Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations. The storyteller will present costumes, visual folk art, and visual aids.

NC Essential Standards:

 R3.2. Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.

R2.6. Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.

R4.7. Make connections between the text of a story or drama 7. and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying
where each version reflects specific descriptions and
directions in the text.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes


 Alison Houchins
Hiddenite Museum
316 Hiddenite Church Rd, Hiddenite, NC 28636
(828) 632-6966

Tanya Staggs
Travellers Rest
636 Farrell Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37220
(615) 832-8197

Sam Davis Home
1399 Sam Davis Rd, Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 459-2341

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations should be made within two 2 weeks of the scheduled event.  A cancellation fee of $250 will be charged per session.