Join us for free, online art programs for 9th-12th graders.
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Summer 2020 Online Programs
Programs begin July 6 and end August 11
Registration is open now!
Creating the Moment
Mondays | 3:00 - 3:00 pm
Led by Khalid Thompson
Description: An intuitive abstract visual arts program where you will freely explore your unique creative expression as a means to value one's uniqueness, inspiring greater self-awareness within a group setting. Inuitive painting provides a way for young people to be creative without judgment and expectation of outcome. With all the societal pressures that young people face today, having space where free expression is encouraged will give them a greater awareness of themsevles that will carry over into their daily lives.
Tuesdays | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Led by Kaitlynn Davis
Description: We will explore and celebrate African American ancestry through dance. Far too often African American history is told through the lens of oppression. This program seeks to offset the notion that African American history started with and is defined by slavery by using dance as it's lens.
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