Youth Open Studio
Thursday 3 PM - 6 PM
Ages: 5 - 18 years old
Free for youth in the county, $10/hour if you're outside of the county. No appointment necessary!
The youth make art, socialize, and work with others in a confidence-building, safe, nurturing setting. The Integrated Youth Open Studio promotes the concept of art as an avocation as well as a vehicle for understanding and respect. Youth participants are given free rein of the studio to experiment with a wide variety of mediums and techniques in a holistic atmosphere; it is through this freedom to explore and experiment that artists begin to find their own unique vision and passions. Throughout the process of creating art, the youth are interfacing with their peers and Artists First staff and volunteers, enhancing their communication and interpersonal skills; this serves to encourage a greater sense of self-worth, self-reliance, and ultimately their independence. Additionally, integrated youth sessions foster mutual learning and understanding among youth of all abilities.