Colors of the City
A 5-week summer intensive artist residency for youth (8-11 years old). Exploring different mediums, and exposing processes of creation to youth in order for them to strengthen their own existing artistic abilities.
The youth participating are all being chosen from Kelsey Pharr elementary school in Liberty City (3rd, 4th and 5th graders).
The youth chosen to participate in this program met two criteria, an interest in art and curiosity to explore past their current knowledge. The residency will take youth through the process of planning what art medium(s) and work they would like to accomplish within the five weeks. The goal by the end of the art residency is to have completed works from each youth artist, help them create their portfolios, help them apply to art-driven middle schools (if and when applicable), and most importantly a closing exhibition. At the closing exhibition we would like to help the youth curate, explain and price/sell their own work.
Funded by Miami, FL (June 2019)