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YOUTH ART LABS

“Shoes” by David Howard, part of his installation for Belle Isle Art Exhibit 2010.  Photo by Alan Truhan.
“Shoes” by David Howard, part of his installation for Belle Isle Art Exhibit 2010. Photo by Alan Truhan.

In 2010, the Access Arts program started our youth art labs, specializing in the creative process and public art. Partnering with Wolverine Human Services, two 8 week long workshops were held, culminating in having the kids produce work for the Belle Isle Art Exhibits in July and October of that year.

In 2011 Access produced four 9 week long youth art labs with students this time creating artwork for our Scripps Park Art Exhibit, again showing next to established local artists. This time the program partnered with Woodbridge Neighborhood Development Corporation, Detroit Public Library Frederick Douglas branch, Wolverine Human Services and YouthVille Detroit. Funding was received by more than 70 individual donors, Detroit Parks & Recreation and Michigan Council of Arts & Cultural Affairs.

If you would like to know more about Access Arts’ Youth Art Labs, please visit www.accessartsdetroit.org/workshops or email info@accessartsdetrit.org.

David, an art lab student, creating his “Staircase to Difference” installation for the 2nd Scripps Park Art Exhibit.
David, an art lab student, creating his “Staircase to Difference” installation for the 2nd Scripps Park Art Exhibit.

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