Young at Art

Our longest running children's education outreach, the Young at Art sessions focus on self-expression, communication, and creative problem solving during week-long creativity day camps. Young at Art serves hundreds of youth aged 4 to 18, employs local educators, and provides scholarships to children who show a financial or social need. This year we were able to identify and provide 27 scholarships.

Teachers and Artists
Want to teach a creativity camp? This is great chance to share your passion with the next generation and get paid to do it. Proposal deadline is February 21, 2017.

This is a great way to earn a little extra income while sharing your passion with young artists.  Submit your proposal to teach a week long creativity class for this Summer’s Young at Art Creativity Camps.  Weekly sessions will be running from June 12th to August 11, 2017.
This year’s programming will focus on the theme of creative problem solving.  Children who can effectively problem solve are better prepared for this ever-changing world in which they will soon become leaders.  Creativity is a fundamental tool in teaching children the importance of problem solving.  Through creative projects, a problem or objective can be identified and solutions looked at from all angles.  Often times there is more than one solution.  Weaving this in our creativity camps while stimulating their imagination enables Young at Art students to walk away from Young At Art Creativity Camp feeling accomplished as creative problem solvers.
Young at Art teachers are provided lots of Arts Council support:

  • We do the marketing
  • We take care of registrations and liability forms
  • We provide a dedicated assistant to help with your project, and to help with the logistics of gathering the student’s information
  • We have a resource room called “Create Space” full of up-cycled supplies
  • We can help you flesh out your idea
  • We can also provide a budget for some material costs
  • You receive 50% of all the registration fees (including scholarships)
  • Your creative influence will make an impact on the lives of children in our community

Students meet daily Monday-Friday, from 8:30a-12:00p for the morning sessions and 1:00p-4:30p for afternoon sessions.  Full-day sessions are also an option.  We ask that teachers maximize the student’s class time by allowing 30 minutes before class for preparation and 30 minutes after class for packing up.
Past classes have featured dance, photography, creative writing, painting, fashion design, music, fly-tying, robotics and theater.  We are looking for programming for youth ages 4 to 18.

Submit your Proposal Form to:

Your donations in 2015 enabled us to provide financial assistance to a total of 12 children who showed a significant financial and social need. 2016 we will have an outstanding summer of providing creative learning to the community, thanks to your support.