• Cathedral Arts Project      

    "Setting The Stage for Success" 

    Cathedral Arts Project’s mission is to enrich the quality of life in Northeast Florida through unleashing the creative spirit of young people. By providing access to instruction in the visual and performing arts, we empower underserved, school-aged children to succeed in all areas of their lives.

    The Cathedral Arts Project program serves 2,145 students two afternoons each week during the school year and summer, providing quality, standards-based instruction in dance, music, theater and visual arts at no charge to our students.           

     Mayport Elementary Coastal Sciences Academy is proud to partner with the Cathedral Arts Project, offering after school Visual Arts enrichment opportunities to students two afternoons per week. Throughout the school year students are engulfed in art experiences that will change their lives. More that that, they are learning the skills they need to succeed in all areas of life - skills such as self-discipline, perseverance, teamwork, and imagination. The Cathedral Arts Project impacts the whole child! 
    Throughout the year students will have exposure to different art experiences, such as painting, sculpture,
    design, role playing, family gatherings, new friendships and a "not to be missed"  Showcase of the Arts.  The 2013-2014 Cathedral Arts Club was a huge success! These successes include but are not limited to, 4 gold star winners, 2 Holiday Artist winners, 2 Zoo-tennial poster winners at the Jacksonville Zoo, 2 tiles that will be placed in the new Nordstrom's childrens department, family holiday nights, and an ongoing partnership with the Bottle Project. 
    Arts Education Partnership
    We kicked off our CAP program in September, welcoming back many families and opened our arms to our new members! The creative juices are flowing and our year has kicked off with a BANG!  October was an eventful month, with many celebrations! Two of our young artist were recognized by having their work on display at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens! How outstanding and memorable it was for our two students and their families, to see their work hanging in the such a prestigious setting!Two more of our students were invited to take part in the opening celebration at Nordstrom. They painted fish tiles that are now a part of the permanent wall display in the children's department. Last but not least, we ended October with a Fall Family Night where our CAP kids and families were able to enjoy the afternoon by making crafts, sugar skulls, face painting, games and great company!
    Our year if off to a great start...We are currently in the process of creating art that focuses on our theme, "CAPturing the St. Johns River." More updates will follow....until then we will be busy THINKING, CREATING, & CRAFTING wonderful things!
    Looking forward to another full-filled "artistic" year!