This workshop focuses on creating project-based, interdisciplinary art in a wide variety of media. Taught by professional artists and teachers, students explore the fundamentals in music composition, creative writing, visual arts and photography, to find and develop their own particular interests and creativity. They are also exposed to a wide variety of artistic styles and different artist’s work. They engage in discussions on why artists create and where they get their inspiration from.
Youth will learn how to tap into the power of memory and how it serves as the building block for creative writing, visual arts, and music. Our instructors will lead interactive exercises that will explore the fundamentals of multimedia art, including imagery, color symbolism, sound, and narrative. Youth will learn to create their own professional-quality multimedia projects by experimenting with blogging and social media tools and learning how they can use these tools to make positive changes in their communities. At that point, they are well prepared to propose a “final project” in the medium of their choice around a topic that has personal relevance to them. The remainder of the workshop is devoted to working on bringing that piece into being. Along the way they learn the steps of the artistic process from idea to creation, peer feedback, reflection and writing about their process, and presenting their work to family and friends.
Throughout the program, creativity is nurtured, explored and developed. Students come away from the workshop inspired by what they’ve seen and learned, with enhanced art skills and a circle of like-minded, like-hearted, artist friends. This after-school program will provide an invaluable mentoring experience. Our workshop facilitators are professional artists who are passionate about encouraging your son or daughter to develop their creativity as well as their communication and leadership skills. Youth will gain real-world skills in multi-media programs, project development, public speaking, event planning and more.