Arts in Education

Field Trips

Each year, the Creative Arts Guild is able to offer unique and inspiring field trips for students in the local area. These day trips allow young people to experience special concerts, theatrical performances, exhibits and other art performances. This year's school field trips are described below.


The Velveteen Rabbit:

The Creative Arts Guild invites teachers and their students, grades K through 5, to attend a wonderful field trip at the Historic Wink Theater in Downtown Dalton on Thursday, October 25, 9:15 am – 11:00 am!  The Velveteen Rabbit, a delightful musical adaptation of Margery Williams’ classic tale, will be performed live by the Rome Shakespeare Company.  The story explores answers to the question: “What is real?” and has entertained children and adults alike for almost a century. It chronicles the story of a stuffed rabbit's desire to become real through the love of his owner.

55-minute performance, Recommended  for grades K – 5

Curriculum Connections: Family Relationships; Historical, Musical, and Multi-Cultural Relevance; Language/Communication Skills, Literature-Based, and Values-Emphasis.

Thursday, October 25th, 2018 — Wink Theatre - 9:15 am 

An 11:00 am performance may be added depending upon need. 

Cost: $6/person (2 free tickets per classroom for teachers, para-pros, etc.) 

Reservations are required and will be confirmed on a first-come, first served basis.

Contact Leanne Martin 706.217.6677 for information and reservations.

Companion Study Guides are available with purchase.

Reservation Form

All completed registration forms can be emailed to leanne@creativeartsguild.org
or faxed to 706-278-6996.

Please note: a reservation is a commitment to purchase a seat.
Total amount due will be invoiced to your school.


The Snow Queen - performed with the live Creative Arts Guild Chamber Orchestra

The Snow Queen is a ballet based on the fairy tale by author Hans Christian Andersen. The tale was first published in 1845 and centers on the struggle between good and evil as experienced by Kay and Gerda.

The story is considered by scholars, critics, and readers alike as one of Andersen’s best. It is regularly included in selected tales and collections of his work as well as being frequently reprinted in illustrated storybook editions for children.  In 2014 each media center in Murray, Whitfield and Dalton Public Schools was given an Introduction to Ballet DVD for your use.  If your school does not have a copy of this DVD, please contact Jessie Fincher and we will be sure to supply your school with a copy.  

For the second year, the Creative Arts Guild is thrilled to include live music for the school performances!   A full chamber orchestra made up of professional musicians from Dalton and the surrounding areas with David Pasqua serving as conductor will provide live music for The Snow Queen. Thanks to the incredible donation of time and talent by Rodney Bishop, the score for the production was created and the dream of a live orchestra became a reality. Adding live music to the production not only enhances the viewing and listening experience for the audience but also offers an educational component and once in a lifetime experience for the Guild dancers. 

Wednesday,  November 14, 2018, 9:00 am & 10:30 am    Dalton High School Theatre   

Recommended Grades: Students grades K  – 12                                                                                                                                                                    

Cost: Tickets $3   (2 free tickets per classroom for a teacher, para-pro, etc.)

SEATING IS LIMITED – Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first served basis. Due to limited seating, please limit chaperones to no more than 2 per class unless necessary for special needs.

Complete reservation form below and email jessief@creativeartsguild.org   fax 706.278.6996 or call  423.505.3795

Reservation Form

A reservation is a commitment to purchase a seat.

Please let us know if your school requires an invoice. Payment is due by the performance date.

Reservations are requested by Wednesday, November 7, 2018.


Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura and her family travel across America in search of a place they can call home. Facing obstacles such as scarlet fever and eviction from their land, their pioneering spirit and family bonds are tested but never broken. This uplifting story of one of America’s most beloved authors comes to life in one of ArtsPower’s most popular musicals.

Performance: 55 minutes, Recommended Grades: 2 – 6      

Curriculum Connections: Family Relationships, Historical, Language/Communication Skills, Literature-Based, Musical, Values-Based

Monday, February 4, 2019,  9:15 a.m  and *11:00 a.m.

*An 11:00 a.m. performance will be added if reservations necessitate. Please indicate if you are interested in the 11:00 a.m. performance and we will confirm your reservation time as soon as possible.

Cost: $6/person (2 free tickets per classroom for a teacher, para-pro, etc.)

Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first served basis. 

Questions??  Contact Leanne Martin, 706.217.6677  or leanne@creativeartsguild.org 

Study Guides are available with reservations.

Reservation Form


 Rosa Parks

When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man more than sixty years ago on December 1, 1955, she was tired and weary from a long day of work. Little did she know that this simple act would significantly change the course of our nation.  

Curriculum Connections: American History, Biography, Diversity, Government, Language Arts, Multi-Cultural, Reading, Social Studies, Women's HistoryRecommend Grades: 3-8
Performance Length: 45 minutes

Tuesday, February 26, 2019,  9:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m*An 11:00 a.m. performance will be added if reservations necessitate. Please indicate if you are interested in the 11:00 a.m. performance and we will confirm your reservation time as soon as possible.Cost: $6/person (2 free tickets per classroom for a teacher, para-pro, etc.)

SEATING IS LIMITED   Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first served basis.
Questions?? Contact Leanne Lawson, 706.217.6677  or  leanne@creativeartsguild.orgStudy Guides are available with reservations.

Reservation Form