Clinton County Middle School was awarded a Showcasing the Arts grant 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. Clinton County Middle School utilized the funds to host Burkesville visual artist Patricia Ritter in workshops with the 7th and 8th grade students on March 22 & 23, 2017. 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 program review.