Through the arts, students learn life skills that enable them to become more creative and productive citizens. The arts are an integral part of the academic curriculum. The arts benefit students of all learning styles and abilities. All students are entitled to a comprehensive and sequential arts education program.

About Us

Our Vision for East Aiken School of the Arts is to strive for academic excellence through the arts.

Our Team



I am so pleased to be teaching your student dance this year! Remember that athletic wear is strongly encouraged but not required. Students who choose to wear dresses/skirts on dance days must wear shorts or leggings beneath the skirt. Dancing is fun, but not when you’re hurt! Send a doctor's note if your student will need to sit out.



Hello All, my name is Mrs. Hanna and I am the music teacher here at East Aiken. I have many fun and exciting new activities for the students to enjoy this upcoming year. My email is if you ever need to contact me.



Hello everyone! I am Lori Secrist and will teach Physical Education (PE) this year. Please have your child wear sneakers, socks, and comfortable clothing (shorts under dresses or skirts please) on PE days and have a coat if the weather is cool out. All students should come ready to participate (send in a signed note if they are not able).



I am so excited for our upcoming school year together! We are going to learn how to be strong performers and all about the world of theatre together! My email is if you have any questions or conerns.



My name is Tamara Smith and I will be your Visual Art teacher. I am excited about the fun things we will create! Remember creating can be messy, so please do not wear your favorite clothes to art class. Feel free to email me at

January 2024

October 2023

April 2024

July 2023

APril 30th, 2023

from 9AM - 1PM

East Aiken Art Show

at East Aiken School of the Arts

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February 2024

November 2023

May 2024

August 2023

December 7th, 2023

From 5PM - 7PM

Aiken County Art Show

at Aiken Center for the Arts

MARCH 26th, 2024

at 6 PM

"Matilda Jr."

at Milbrook baptist church

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December 14th, 2023

at 7 PM

"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reighndeer"

at Hopeland Gardens

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March 2024

December 2023

June 2024

September 2023

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Our Events

East Aiken Visual and Performing Arts Department

East Aiken School of the Arts is proud to be able to offer several free events for the community throughout the year! Through grant funding, community partnerships, and We encourage you to come and support our students in their journey as artists and global citizens!

Volunteer With Us!

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The Visual and Performing Arts Department encourages you to fill out the form linked above to volunteer to help with the events, productions, and field trips that we provide for our students throughout the year.

Advanced Arts


Attendance | Pick Up Policy

All classes will be held from 2:30-2:55pm. Courses will begin the week of August 7th, 2023 and conclude the week of March 18th, 2024.

Pick Up Policy

All students are expected to be picked up promptly at 2:55pm on class days. This year, the classes will be dismissed at the back of the school in the bus line. It is important to note that you cannot arrive to the bus line earlier than 2:50, as buses will be loading in that area. Any student NOT in the after school program MUST be picked up from the regular carline in front before picking up Advance Arts students in the bus circle.

Late Pick Up Policy

It is important that all students are picked up promptly at 2:55 pm on class days. After the third time that a student is unable to follow this expectation they will be removed from the program.


About Advanced Arts

East Aiken is proud to offer Advanced Arts Course for the upcoming school year. A select group of 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will be offered the opportunity to participate in the courses offered below. These courses offer extended skill development, performances, and community involvement opportunities for our advanced students in each artistic discipline.



Students are hand selected by the department as exceptional artists and performers. They must maintain the attendance and behavior expectations upheld in our student handbook. Excessive discipline and/or absences will result in the student being dismissed from the program.