The Art Enrichment Program is free to all participants and is designed to engage children and adults in fresh approaches to creating art while keeping sustainability at the forefront of the curriculum.


Youth Art Enrichment

AGES 7-12

These free classes are for children ages 7 to to 12 who are enrolled in Detroit Public or Charter Schools. The classes focus on creating art and learning new skills, while incorporating the tools for re-use, recycling and sustainability into each lesson. The goal of Hope for Flowers Youth Art Enrichment programming is to nurture the creative talents of young people in our community, and increase their awareness of sustainable life practices that have been intrinsic to Black culture.

Classes meet at the Freelon at Sugar Hill, providing a safe and welcoming space. Youth classes are taught by Ms. Taylor Childs, a certified art teacher who is currently pursuing her Masters in Fine Art at the prestigious Cranbrook Institute.

There are two, four-week sessions. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Class Dates: July, 8, 15, 22 & 29
August 5, 12, 19, &26

Morning Class - 10AM-11:30AM
Afternoon Class - 12NOON- 1:30PM


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Adult Art Enrichment: SPIRIT DOLLS

AGES 18+

In this four-week class, you will be invited to create a handcrafted doll that expresses whatever is needed to nourish your spirit. We will construct the body, mold the face, and dress and adorn her according to your own personal aesthetic. At our final class meeting, we will have a naming ceremony for our dolls.

Nawili G., resident artist at the Heidelberg Gallery, will be our Teaching Artist for this class. Nawili was recently featured in the Spring 2023 issue of Fiber Arts Now, highlighting her Tree Wrapping installation at the Heidelberg Project, for which she was the recipient of a Fiber Arts Now grant. She is currently participating in a group exhibit at The Gallery at Brewery Park, opening on May 6, 2023.

Bring items to embellish your doll: beads. broken jewelry, buttons, fabric scraps, yarn, the sky's the limit!

NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED A free class exclusively for Detroit Residents, ages 18 and up Classes will be held at Franklin Wright Settlements, Woodward at Lothrup

Classes will be held Thursday evenings from 6:45 - 8:45 PM on May 18, May 25, June 1, and June 8, 2023.


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Sustainability Workshops

All ages welcome!

Are you new to gardening or maybe looking for a refresher? In this BASIC GARDENING WORKSHOP with KEEP GROWING DETROIT we will discuss tips and techniques for a successful growing season including: what to plant when, how to plant seeds and transplants, preparing gardens and raised beds and more. Give your summer garden a head start to in this hands-on, interactive workshop!

This workshop is FREE for all Detroit Residents.
Youths under 13 are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian.

This workshop will be held Saturday, April 8th, from 11am-1pm
Registration is REQUIRED.


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"Through our Art Enrichment Program, we hope to expand the possibilities that children see for themselves. We want to help them ‘color their worlds.’ I believe that experiencing the arts enhances our view of the world and our place in it, and gives us agency to create rich and vibrant lives."




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