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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.

 

Adult Art Enrichment: Fiber Collage & Stitchery

AGES 18+

In this four-week fiber art class, we will create artwork centered on our feelings about home and shelter, as individuals and in community with others. Using reclaimed fabrics, stencils, embroidery thread, beads and other embellishments, we will design personalized banners and frameable fiber art. Nawili G. will be our instructor for this class. Nawili is a former Heidelberg Project Resident Artist and a multi-faceted creative who specializes in a variety of fiber art techniques, as well as the healing arts of yoga and dance. Please join us for this engaging opportunity to explore the meaning of home.

Hope for Flowers classes are held at Hope for Flowers by Tracy Reese at the Freelon at Sugar Hill in Midtown Detroit.

Classes will be held on four successive Thursdays (skipping one week for the 4th of July holiday):

June 20 & 27, July 11 & 18

6:00-8:00 PM

FREE & OPEN TO DETROIT, HIGHLAND PARK AND HAMTRAMCK RESIDENTS ONLY

18 & OLDER

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

 


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Summer Youth Art Enrichment

AGES 7-12

These FREE classes are for children ages 7 to 12 who are enrolled in Detroit, Highland Park or Hamtramck Public or Charter Schools, or who live in those cities and are homeschooled. The classes focus on creating art and learning new skills while incorporating the tools to "reduce, reuse and recycle" 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.

Summer classes meet for five weeks on Saturdays.

June 22 through July 27, 2024 (NO CLASS ON JULY 6TH)

Morning Session: 10-11:30am (afternoon session is full)

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

 


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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOPS

ALL AGES WELCOME

In this Introduction to Composting Workshop, we will take an in-depth look at the crucial role worms play in transforming our food waste into nutrient-rich soil. We'll explore an active vermicompost pile, identifying the key functions and benefits of this specialized composting method, such as accelerating the decomposition process and enriching the soil with valuable nutrients.

Following this, we will embark on a tour of the Sanctuary Farms gardens. During the tour, we will trace the life cycle of "black gold" from start to finish, observing how food scraps are converted into compost and subsequently used to nourish and sustain the gardens. This hands-on experience will provide a comprehensive understanding of sustainable waste management and its positive impact on agriculture.

This workshop will be conducted by Ricky Blanding, founder of Scrap Soils, and vermicomposting expert.

This workshop is FREE for all Detroit, Highland Park and Hamtramck Residents.

Youth under 13 are welcome to attend with an adult.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WORKSHOP WILL TAKE PLACE OFF-SITE, AT SANCTUARY FARMS, LOCATED AT 3171 LAKEVIEW ST, DETROIT, MI 48215

This workshop will be held Saturday, June 22nd from 2:00-4:00 PM

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."

 

- TRACY REESE

 


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