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Founders Blog – Create the world you imagine.
Just a week ago we held our annual fundraiser to raise, well, funds, for our programs and new building project.That one evening was the culmination of months of work for our staff and volunteers. It’s a high stress adventure with so much on the line. During those weeks I was told that I’m intense, and I guess I have to admit to it.There are several really good reasons why I’m intense(ly passionate) when it comes to Art Works.From a selfish perspective, I have found, after over 50 years of orbiting the… ... Read More
Published on Thursday, October 17, 2013By Barbara Johnson
Founders Blog – “I wish we had six more hours to do art”
Last week, at an after school program, a young student sighed,I wish we had six more hours to do art.I wish that for him and all of our children as well.At Art Works we believe in the value of art and artists to create the world we are imagining. A world where every child is valued and every teen and adult can realize their most creative dreams.At Art Works we teach art because it’s our passion. We teach art because we believe in its power to change lives. We teach… ... Read More
Published on Wednesday, October 2, 2013By Barbara Johnson
Founders Blog – Art Works for Everyone.
A lot of people think that Art Works is just for kids. We do love our young artists. And we spend a lot of time and energy designing curriculum that is fun and educational for them.What we haven’t talked about as often is that art works for everyone. Over this past year we have had the great fortune of working with some brilliant teaching artists. These artists have experience teaching painting, drawing, and sculpture for all ages and many are also currently teaching at the college level. They have spent… ... Read More
Published on Wednesday, September 4, 2013By Barbara Johnson
Founders Blog – ” I shall create…”
Recovering from the flu, as my brain starts to get back online while my energy is still lagging, I opened some of my favorite books and started the day reading.The very first thing I read has prompted this blog post. I found it in Art and Social Justice Education; Culture as Commons edited by Therese Quinn, John Ploof, and Lisa Hochtritt. It was here in the introduction that I found words of wisdom inspired by – and some written by – poet Gwendolyn Brooks.“Gwendolyn Brooks reminds us that art is… ... Read More
Published on Tuesday, July 16, 2013By Barbara Johnson
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