Albany Elementary School and Clinton County Middle School were awarded Showcasing the Arts grants from the Kentucky Arts Council. The Showcasing the Arts grant provides funds to assist Kentucky schools in offering students high quality performing and visual arts experiences in the school setting. AES and CCMS utilized the funds to host Burkesville visual artist Patricia Ritter in two workshops with Mrs. Presley Sutton’s art students at CCMS and two workshops with the 3rd and 4th grade students at AES on November 13, 2018. Students saw samples of Mrs. Ritter’s artwork, learned about the technical aspects of creating the pieces, reflected on the artwork, learned about careers in art, and created their own works of art. These workshops address several of the Kentucky Department of Education’s academic standards for arts and humanities, as well as demonstrators for the Visual and Performing Arts.