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. This opportunity is completely free for students, and includes snacks. Students will create and experience different styles of art from different teachers, socialize with other students, and to learn about communication and self expression. To register for classes, or for more information, email email@example.com, or go to our website at http://www.artsatmarks.com/arts-corps/
ARTS CORPS is a free arts education program for children and teens ages 10-18.
Schedule and Individual Class Descriptions:
Thur Oct 11 – Candy Haunted Houses w/ Becky McGarvey
Thur Oct 18 – Candy Haunted Houses w/ Becky McGarvey
Thur Oct 25 – Storytelling and Shadow Puppets w/ Jeff Gere
Thur Nov 1 – Storytelling and Shadow Puppets w/ Jeff Gere
Thur Nov 8 –
Thur Nov 15 –
Thur Nov 22 – Thanksgiving Day – CLOSED
Thur Nov 29 – Film Screening and Discussion w/ Hawaii Women in Filmmaking
Thur Dec 6 – Tinsel Lei Making w/ Becky McGarvey
Thur Dec 13 – Graham Cracker Houses w/ Becky McGarvey
Thur Dec 20 – Christmas Film Screening and Discussion w/ Becky McGarvey
Thur Dec 27 –
About Candy Haunted Houses w/ Becky McGarvey:
Participants will make haunted houses out of graham crackers, chocolate frosting, and other candy pieces to make a work of edible art. Students will learn how to make different frostings, and use their materials creatively. This activity is appropriate for students of ALL AGES. The original ARTS Corps age limit of 10-18 will be back in effect Oct 25.
Becky McGarvey is the program director of ARTS Corps, and learned most of her baking and frosting skills from working at a bakery in college. She bakes and decorates for friends, family, and fun.
About Storytelling and Shadow Puppets:
Participants will get to watch master storyteller Jeff Gere show off his craft through a storytelling session, then discuss, workshop, and create their own stories and puppets.
Jeff Gere is a master storyteller and puppeteer who has been telling stories in Hawaii and around the world for decades. He has taught and performed in every conceivable venue: museums, libaries, schools, private events, tours, conventions, and live theatre. He is the founder and host of the Talk Story Festival, which has been featured on Story TV on Olelo, and Talk Story Radio on Hawaii Public Radio.
He has performed and represented Hawaii at various storytelling and puppet festivals around the world, and has produced CD’s, DVD’s, and books of his work.
About Film Screening and Discussion w/ Hawaii Women in Filmmaking :
Teen mentors in the Girls Lead Initiative w/ Hawaii Women in Filmmaking will host a screening of original short films created by their peers, on subjects relevant to their lives. Followed by a discussion with participants about the issues the films addressed.
The Girls Lead Initiative sparks girls-led community transformations using the films they created during Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking educational programs. In these films, the girls tell their stories and what matters most to them, as well as their everyday struggles. Through these girls-led curated film screenings, the initiative creates spaces for conversations leading to the development of audience-based participatory plans of action on the issue(s) discussed.
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.