Join us for free, online art programs for 9th-12th graders.
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Spring 2020 Online Workshops
Workshops begin April 27 and end June 3
Registration is open now!
Patterns, Mindfulness, and Infinity
Mondays | 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Description: Learn to create infinite visual patterns and other designs that are based in mindfulness and peaceful traditions across the world. Teens will learn new drawing and design skills that can aid in managing anxiety and uncertainty.
Writing Through the Distance
Tuesdays | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Description: In the midst of a world that appears more unpredictable and ever-changing, teens will be challenged to not only look at the world they have, but to create the world they want to live in,
Social Media Storytelling
Wednesdays | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Description: Teens will explore the art of "self" through filmmaking. They will create short autobiographies using smartphones and social media apps like TikTok and IG to express who they are using sketch comedy, experimental and documentary concepts.
Social Media: The Musical
Thursdays | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Description: Teens will learn the basics of satire, physical comedy, narration and musical theater, and use that to write a group script made up of narratives and stories that highlight the realities of social distancing through a teen perspective.
Teen Leadership Council
Our teen leaders are a special group of teens who are working on projects that develop their voice and leadership. For example, our 2019 Teen Leadership Council banded together to help one of our young people Natalia Mangaroo, 18, with her high school senior project. The 12th grader from Open High used the artistic experiences she gained from ART 180 to give Paradise Park, a beloved Richmond treasure hidden in the heart of the Fan, a fresh coat of paint.
“I decided to do this as my senior project because we used to come here all the time for field trips in elementary school. This was such a happy place for me when I was little, and it made me sad to see it not as it used to be. So I decided to revamp it so that the younger kids who come here now feel the same joy that I felt when I was their age.” -Natalia