Generation of Smiles: Afterschool Art Program


Tuesdays & Fridays, 3 – 5pm, June 30 – July 29, 2015

Generation of Smiles is a series of surprising installations of artwork created and documented by Chinatown/Kalihi youth on the streets of Chinatown. It is an afterschool youth project that connects neighborhood youth to creative industry, and street art to social health. By playfully altering the urban environment with small-scale art installations in unassuming locations, this project will show that we can make an impact on the most unattractive places, in even the smallest of ways. With particular focus on art’s power to heal, Generation of Smiles will prove that small changes now can lead to big changes in the future.

Led by artist educator, Christie Knoll, teenagers will create and publicize temporary miniature street art in Chinatown. Teens will learn New Media and Problem Solving Methods, Installation art, Topography, Sculpture, Mixed-media, Drawing, Painting, Computers, Research Methods, and Graphic Design. This project is funded through O'io Project.

Email youth@artsatmarks.com for more information.