Young at Art is a non-profit organization that was started by a handful of parent volunteers in 1982 serving a few classes at Pacific School. This amazing program has grown to over 350 parent volunteers and is now serving over 7,500 Pre-K to 8th grade South Bay students at 13 schools.
The theme for the 40 th year is Embolden. We, as a community, are experiencing new landscapes that raise a need for courage in each of us to grow, evolve, and rise to our highest potential.
In this time of need...a need for a sense of normalcy, a need for a sense of familiarity, a need for encouragement, structure, predictability, and security... Young at Art will continue to be available to our community with an effort to embolden each of us to live free of what limits us from fully realizing our highest potential, personally and for humanity.
There is another fabulous year of art enrichment planned for our children. This wonderful program was created and is sustained by our volunteers, whose unwavering dedication and commitment are the foundation of Young at Art.
What to expect this year from Young at Art
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Regina Patton & Marisa Checa
Young at Art Program Directors
Project of the month: Ludicrously Odd Fantastical Freeforms
As our community landscapes become more industrialized, filled with geometric man-made shapes, and students' days are carefully planned to a T, this project highlights organic shapes for fun, spontaneous mark-making, with an emphasis on the process but whose outcome is a glorious freeform that couldn’t have been planned. Students will discover the calming and uplifting benefits of doodling as they draw and doodle organic shapes, embracing mistakes, using Sharpies to fill in their freeforms with organic textures and patterns where lines explode into weaving waves of wiggles, dots and bubbly poofs!