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Inspiring Hearts, Hands and Minds: TOE TO TOE with Melissa Spears

Ballet Level 3 Pre-Pointe
Tuesday 6:30-8:00, Thursday 4:00-5:30
Ballet Level 4 Pointe
Monday 5:30-7:00, Tuesday 6:30-8:00, Thursday 4:00-5:30


Melissa danced with the City Ballet of Houston under Margo Marshall. She has also taken dance classes from such notables as Robert Joffrey, Ann Reinking and David Howard.

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Inspiring Hearts, Hands, and Minds: EYE TO EYE with Mike Means

Graphic Arts
Grades 4-6 Monday 3:30-4:30
Grades 7-12 Monday 4:30-5:30
Drawing with Digital Tools…Students will learn the fun of Adobe Photoshop by creating artwork using the design tools and filtering techniques.
Open Studio
Bring a project and the instructor will be on hand to help you.


Mike, an […]

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Inspiring Hearts, Hands, and Minds: FACE TO FACE with Shelton Harden

Comedy Club Improv
Grades 4-6 Saturday 9:00-10:00
Grades 7-12 Saturday 10:00-11:00
Students will learn the fundamentals of Improv and the games that will teach exciting stories and fantastic characters. This class is all about jumping in, having fun, playing hard and learning to work together. There will be […]

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Inspiring Hearts, Hands, and Minds: FACE TO FACE with Alexander Jeffrey

Acting for Film
Grades K-1 Tuesday 5:30-5:30
Grades 2-3 Tuesday 3:30-4:30
Grades 4-6 Monday 5:30-6:30
Make a choice on camera! Students will learn the techniques of acting in front of a lens. Each student will receive a DVD compilation of their work for their future careers in Hollywood.

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In the Gallery

Meet the New President…of SAU Thursday, September 3, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Southern Arkansas University’s new president, Dr. Trey Berry, looks forward to meeting alumni, friends, stakeholders, students, and future students from El Dorado, Union County, and surrounding communities during a meet and greet in the Merkle and Price Galleries. The event is open to the public, […]

Contemporary Folk Art; Four Decades of Creativity: My Way • Sept 2-30

The exhibit features five southern based self-taught artists whose birthdates span the years from 1940-1973. The generational scope allows for true diversity in the imagery of everyday experiences. While the genre of folk art dictates subject matter, each artist’s style is unique. Historically, folk artists […]

It’s About Time • Sept 2-30

Friends and fellow artists Melinda Dodson and Rhonda Hicks collaborate on a new exhibition featuring their trademark style of quite strength, beauty, and fantastical flights of fantasy. The exhibit features “time related” mixed media and assemblages including handmade clocks and time related pieces.
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October Gallery Exhibits

Merkle and Price Galleries
“Within the Landscape”
David Mudrinich, Russelville, AR – Oil, Pastel, Watercolor, Conte Crayon

Lobby Gallery
Permanent Collection

Exhibit October 3-30
Reception Saturday, October 3

Exhibits Free and Open to the Public each Monday – Friday 9am-5pm
Weekends by appointment.

On Stage

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El Dorado Film Festival hosted at SAAC Sept 17-19

Lights! Camera! Action! The Second Annual El Dorado Film Festival boasts a charming array of short and feature length films from over 13 different countries. Workshops include YouTube sensations “Zombie Go Boom” and their Blood and Guts Special FX Workshop along with Dance Choreography for […]

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2015 Selections Announced

The 2nd Annual El Dorado Film Festival is very excited to announce this year’s program! The committee hosted an announcement party for the 2015 film selections on the stage Friday, July 31.  Event co-chairs Alexander Jeffery and Laura Barrow made the announcement on stage in the Callaway Theater along with a viewing of selected film trailers following.

The following films are screening in this year’s competition on September 17-19, 2015.

Summer Musical Welcoming New Sponsor

We are proud to announce a new corporate sponsor.  Murphy USA has made a five year commitment to back SAAC’s summer musical productions.  The sponsorship begins next year as SAAC returns to the basics with their 2015 summer offering of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s version of […]

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