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Educational resources

The Charleston Gaillard Center’s Education and Community Program offers free resources to teachers, students, and the Lowcountry community. Our Director of EducationSterling deVries, M.Ed., and Education CoordinatorStephanie Creger, MAT, curate each lesson plan purposefully and carefully to correlate with South Carolina Department of Education Standards, highlighting arts-enhanced curriculum. We have activities & resources for ALL ages.


Prints in Clay, Still We Rise! A Spirituals Celebration

Prints in Clay, Still We Rise! A Spirituals Celebration was presented in the Charleston Gaillard Center’s Martha and John M. Rivers Performance Hall on January 13, 2019. Honoring music spanning the 18th and most of the 19th centuries this powerful concert inspired by African-American Spirituals will be sung by mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges, with piano, an instrumental septet and highly acclaimed The Lowcountry Voices featuring arrangements by Musical Director Wycliffe Gordon. Watch the full performance below:

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2019-2020 Educational Series

Gaillard On Tour: Shakespeare
Middle & High School Students

Lesson Plan 


Sweetgrass Salt Marsh
Ages 6 months–6 Years

Lesson PLan


Jazz Through the Ages
with Artist-In-Residence Emeritus,
Charlton Singleton
All ages

Video Workshops
History of Jazz in Charleston
Jazz & Music in South Carolina
Harlem Renaissance & The Jazz Connection
Education & Life as a Musician
Jazz Through the Ages Live Stream

Lesson Plan


Magic Treehouse:
Showtime with Shakespeare
1st Grade and Up

Lesson plan


Poetic Hip Hop:
From the Page to the Stage with
Artist-In-Residence Marcus Amaker
3rd Grade and Up

Lesson plan

Miss Nelson Has a Field Day
Kindergarten to 5th grade

Lesson plan


Scenes from the Nutcracker
All Ages

Lesson Plan


The Snowy Day
CD-3rd Grade

Lesson Plan


Magic in Motion with Bill Blagg
2nd – 6th Grade

Lesson Plan


Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive The Bus
CD-3rd Grade

Gaillard Center Lesson Plan

Kennedy Center Lesson Plan

Kennedy Center Cue Sheet


Sweet Chariot
3rd Grade and Up

Lesson Plan


Ranky Tanky
2nd Grade and Up

Lesson plan


Arts with Miss Stephanie

Who’s ready to get creative with Miss Stephanie? Please join us for our weekly series with the Gaillard’s own amazing Education Coordinator. Don’t forget to share your kids’ work with us on social media using #gaillardcenter!


Artist-In-Residence Workshops


Community Partners