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: Drawing Exploration

AGES 18+

Embark on a creative journey with our Introductory Drawing Class for Adults! Whether you're a beginner or looking to refine your skills, this class provides a welcoming space to delve into the world of drawing. Unleash your imagination as we explore fundamental techniques, shading, and composition. No previous experience is required – just bring your enthusiasm and a desire to express yourself through the enduring art of drawing. Join us and discover the joy of putting pencil to paper in this engaging and inspiring class.

INSTRUCTOR: JOYE OPOKU OFEI

If you've had the pleasure of attending Joye's acrylic painting class at Hope for Flowers, you're already familiar with his exceptional instructional skills. For those meeting Joye as an instructor for the first time, you're in for a treat – his joy-filled teaching approach guarantees a fulfilling artistic experience for every student. A native of Ghana, Joye is an accomplished artist with an impressive exhibition history, both internationally and locally, including prominent venues like the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History ("And Still We Rise") and Oakland Community College. His expertise extends to teaching experiences at esteemed institutions, including the Detroit Institute of Arts and the College for Creative Studies.

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:

February 15, February 22, February 29, and March 7

6:30-8:30 PM


FREE

OPEN TO DETROIT, HIGHLAND PARK AND HAMTRAMCK RESIDENTS ONLY, 18 & OLDER

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

 


Tracy Reese looking out window

Winter 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.

Two Class Times: 10:00-11:30 AM and Noon-1:30 PM

Classes meet for nine weeks: January 13 through March 9, 2024

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

 


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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