BECOME AN ART SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORTER!
Youth Art Program
FCAC’s Youth Art Program (YAP) is dedicated to providing accessible art education programs that inspire, empower, and encourage discovery through the creative process. We recognize that all children have different modes of learning, communication, and self expression. YAP strives to support children to grow into compassionate, innovative thinkers, who see the endless possibilities in the world around them.
“Art is not always messy. And of course sometimes it is very messy! But what really matters about art, aside from how satisfying it is, is that it is important in a child’s development. Although art may seem like fun and games —and it is!– children are actually learning many different skills through exploring art. These skills include Communication Skills, Problem-Solving Skills, Social & Emotional Skills, Fine Motor Skills, Self-Expression and Creativity. Creating art allows children to work through feelings and emotions, and referring to a finished piece of artwork helps a child talk about feelings in a new and meaningful way. Art also develops a child’s creativity. Rather than being told what to do, answers and directions come from the child. Art is an experience that requires freethinking, experimentation, and analysis — all part of creativity.”
(Read more from award-winning author and educator MaryAnn Kohl about how art helps develop soft-skills here).
YAP began in 2014 with Creatisphere Summer Camp, a three week program serving 36 children. Since then, YAP as expanded to offer year-round classes for children and families, including after school and teen programs. Creatisphere now has over 200 campers attending, and five YAP classes are offered each week during the school year. With support from the community, our goal is to offer need based scholarships for each program. Other scholarship programs include the fall High School Ceramic Mentorship Program, spring High School Glassblowing Mentorship Program, and Mobile Glass Studio outreach to Title One schools.
We need your support to offer scholarships to the youth in our community!
$25- $45 will provide a scholarship to our Saturday Art Classes
$125 will provide a scholarship to attend our 6-week Art Lab
$235 will provide a scholarship for a full week of Creatisphere Summer Art Camp
$150 will support a teen to attend the 6 Week High School Ceramic Mentorship Program
$300 will support a teen to attend the 6 Week High School Glass Mentorship Program
THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 ART SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORTERS!
Martha and Bill McKee
Carrie Williams King
Peggy Goodman Moody
Cherri and Michael Hobbs
Tayler Rae Dubé
Suzanne Deuel Findeisen
Lisa Sheridan Common
Michael Wesley Hooper
FCAC Pottery Guild
Craig and Val Chapman
Janet Rice McCoy
Various Individual Donors who wish to remain anonymous