ARTS CORPS
Community ARTS Education for Teens

ARTS CORPS is a free arts education program for children and teens ages 10-18.  Every Thursday from 3pm-5:30pm, the ARTS at Marks Garage will host workshops in visual and performing arts taught by partners who are local artists currently working in the field.  Students will create and experience different styles of art from different teachers, socialize with other students, and to learn about communication and self expression.  This opportunity is completely free for students, and includes snacks.  To register for classes, or for more information email info@artsatmarks.com.

SCHEDULE


Thur June 14 – Hip Hop Dance Class w/ Becky McGarvey
Thur June 21 –  Hip Hop Dance Class w/ Becky McGarvey
Thur June 28 – Hip Hop Dance Class w/ Becky McGarvey
Thur July 5 – Self Portrait Painting w/ Hawaii Watercolor Society
Thur July 12 - Self Portrait Painting w/ Hawaii Watercolor Society
Thur July 19 –  Slam Poetry w/ Chris Emory
Thur July 26 – Slam Poetry w/ Chris Emory

About Hip Hop Dance Class w/ Becky McGarvey:
Participants will engage in a group warm up, learn choreography, and also how to freestyle pop and lock, and to be confident in movement improvisation.  No dance experience necessary.  

Becky McGarvey is the program director of ARTS Corps, and is a dancer with IONA Contemporary Dance Theatre.  She has choreographed work for the Oahu Fringe Festival, Hawaii Shakespeare Festival, and Playbuilders of Hawaii Theatre Company.  She has a BFA in Dance Theatre from the University of Hawaii which included a summer abroad at the Boston Conservatory.


ARTS CORPS SHOWING STUDENT WORK AT MARKS GARAGE

This summer and more, the ARTS at Marks Garage will be showcasing student work from their community arts education program for young people: ARTS Corps ARTS Corps is a once a week free arts education program for young people ages 10- 18. Partners at the ARTS at Marks garage host classes and workshops in different disciplines from theatre to mosaics. In the past two months the students have created and worked with the Hawaii Shakespeare Festival, Playbuilders of Hawaii Theatre Company, and Friends of the Library.


The Friends of the Library hosted workshops in which students wrote, illustrated, and published their own zines. Led by local art educator, writer, and illustrator Elizabeth Oh, and a member of Friends of the Library. The students original work will be on display in the “hive” of Marks Garage throughout the summer, and copies of their zines will be available at the Hawaii State Public Library.

The purpose of ARTS Corps is to expose children and teens in the community to art, encourage confidence in creativity and self expression, and learn healthy communication skills through discussion and “talk story”. It creates a direct connection with professionals and young people of the community, and brings partners and people together as they coordinate these unique programs.

ARTS Corps will continue to be open to all students ages 10-18 every Thursday from 3pm-5:30pm. Marks Garage provides light snacks, and the program is completely free.