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 EDUCATION

AGES 7-12

Classes are for children ages 7 to to 12 who are enrolled in Detroit Public or Charter Schools. The classes will focus on creating art and learning new skills incorporating the tools for re-use, recycling and sustainability into each lesson. There will be two 4-week sessions, back-to-back for the summer.

Session 1: Saturdays from July 9- July 30
Session 2: Saturdays from August 6- August 27

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

 


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ADULT ART ENRICHMENT: ACRYLIC COLOR EXPLORATION

AGES 18+

In this 4-week Acrylic Color Exploration class, participants will use acrylic paints to explore realistic and abstract themes - symbolic images unique to West Africa. Each class session will end with a creative application of the day's skills learned, to produce a finished artwork which will be the basis for the next class. The last session will include a mini-exhibition of everyone’s work.
Joye Opoku Ofei is a native of Ghana, West Africa. Now a resident of Detroit, his experience includes international exhibitions, permanent installations at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit (“And Still We Rise") and Oakland Community College, and teaching positions at the Detroit Institute of Arts and the College for Creative Studies.

No experience needed! This is a free class exclusively for Detroit Residents.

Classes will be held Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 8:30PM August 18, August 25, September 1, September 8.

PLEASE REGISTER ONLY IF YOU CAN ATTEND ALL FOUR CLASS SESSIONS.

 


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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOPS

ALL AGES WELCOME

Extend the life of your favorite clothing by learning hand sewing, and techniques to mend tears, holes, etc.
Participants should bring clothing items with: - Missing Buttons -Rips, Tears, & Holes -Anything in need of hemming or hem repair -Items you want to give a new look

This workshop will be held Saturday June 25 from 11am-1pm

 


Tracy Reese looking out window

 



"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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