Arts education in public schools may be seeing its final days, but a group of young local arts advocates are pushing back… and bringing the masters with them.
Beginning Saturday, March 28 and continuing every Saturday through May 30, at 10:00am, Walk of Art— a Brooklyn-based non-profit that provides walking tours of the boroughs graffiti arts space– will launch a series of free art workshops for children, ages 12-15.
The series is called “10×10,” part of the Walk Of Art Kids arts and education program. For two hours each Saturday, the workshops will be led by ten of the most esteemed local artists in New York City, including Chris Stain, Damien Mitchell and Nathaniel Mary Quinn. Each will teaching a groups of ten kids, in 10 separate workshops focusing on various art techniques, from stenciling and graffiti art to abstract expressionism.
Sponsored in part by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), the workshop series will culminate with a gallery youth exhibition for kids, parents, and community members to view the masterpieces completed by the youth. Workshops and gallery exhibitions will be held at Lowbrow Artique, a street art gallery and art supply shop located at 143 Central Avenue, Brooklyn.
To register your child in “10 X 10,” email [email protected]