Urban Arts Expression
This program can be utilized in conjunction with The Art of Creative Writing and Lyrical Expression, as many of the youth 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 interactive activities and projects, 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, which often leads to breakthroughs and a newfound sense of confidence.