The curriculum for these classes combines art instruction with development of life skills such as communication, self-esteem, decision making, leadership, goal setting, visual literacy, teamwork and responsible citizenship. This approach is teen centered. It emphasizes positive experiences that acknowledges young people’s assets. Within the model for each of the classes, youth gain skills that transfer to other parts of their lives through arts instruction that sets high expectations, encourages positive risks, and promotes leadership.
We will work with a variety of art mediums such as drawing, painting, printmaking and collage as well as incorporating iPad photography and spoken word, such as rap lyrics, into our original artwork. Guest artists, local field trips, and additional enrichment opportunities will be offered.
Each participant will have the opportunity to display their artwork in the Faculty/Student Gallery Show (Date & Location TBA).
Community School of the Arts
Spirit Square, 345 N. College Street
DATES: Five (5) sessions on Saturdays
Students can attend 1 session or all 5 sessions from 11 am to 3 pm on the following dates:
January 30, 2016
February 27, 2016
March 19, 2016
April 23, 2016
May 21, 2016
CONTACT: Brenda Ramos TAEP’s Assistant Program Coordinator (704) 733-0803
**Classes and program opportunities are available to youth free of charge. Public transportation (via CATS transit passes) will be provided to and from the venue.
Sincere thanks to our collaborating community partners, Community School of the Arts, the Mecklenburg County 26th Judicial District Court, and our individual and corporate sponsors for their generous support
For more information, visit our website at: http://theartsempowermentproject.org
To refer a youth to our programs visit: http://theartsempowermentproject.org/referral-forms