Urban Arts Expression
This class can be utilized in conjunction with The Art of Creative Writing and Lyrical Expression, as many of the kids will create a pseudonym and will want to make it “come alive” visually through their art and musical works. This program represents a broader cross-section of the Arts, so while it deals with traditional street-art, it also involves art using more relevant media with subject matter that youth can relate to, living in a technology-heavy world. It is primarily project based, focusing on numerous components of STEAM, while teaching youth the fundamentals of various artistic mediums. Although the class is art based, writing activities and verbal expression will be incorporated, where the students describe their creative works by writing and presenting to their peers (when appropriate). Through our guided Free Draw activities, each student will be encouraged to draw and/or write about anything they choose, which often leads to a sense of new-found confidence, breakthroughs and self-expression more than anything else.