August Monthly Youth Arts Meeting
Got Creative Kids?
Wouldn’t it be great to have a space where young artists can connect with each other?
We are building a community... creating a space for young artists of all kinds to affirm and support each other, build their confidence, and for the older youth to develop their leadership skills.
Join us at a new monthly meeting where youth in grades 5-12 can meet and exchange ideas and positive feedback with other young artists. Come prepared with your interpretation of the monthly challenge (described below) or just pop in to see what it’s all about! At the end, we can share other work you are creating, so pick something you are working on to show!
AAS student member, artist and volunteer Danielle Haniph ’23 will lead this month’s meeting.
Theme Challenge: Colors
Use the photo of the colorful pastel sticks as a starting point to explore your own idea of how to interpret colors. You can download your own copy from Pixabay.com.
It’s all up to you and your interpretation of the challenge!
Grab your paints, pencils, writing pad or other creative implements and make something inspired based on Family. Use the theme to create something unique. Follow your imagination where it takes you.
The challenge is open to visual art, writing, poetry, music or performance.
Some possible interpretations:
- Use the rainbow or other colors to express diversity
- Express the colors of Summer
Each month a new challenge theme is announced at the end of the monthly meeting. You can present your finished or “in process” work at this meeting on the 6th of August.
You can also share some of your artwork!
- Ask for advice if you are stalled on a piece and don’t know how to proceed
- Have you written something you would like to share?
- Have some recent work? let us see it.
PLEASE NOTE: This is not an art class. There will be no instruction and no project to do during the meeting. This meeting is for young artists to connect with other young artists, to have a project to work on and look forward to sharing, to sharing other art, and to give and receive feedback, ask questions, and participate in general discussion about everyone’s artwork and process.
PARENTS: If you are interested in attending our regular monthly arts meeting to preview what a monthly meeting is all about, (it shares a similar format as this youth meeting geared towards young artists) please join us on the first Tuesday evening of every month. You can register for this meeting here. This adult meeting is free of charge for 2 meetings. If you enjoy it, too, consider becoming a member yourself or as a family!
Youth meetings are free to attend for Youth/Student and Family Arts Alliance of Stratford members.(You can become an Arts Alliance of Stratford youth.student or family member for $25 per year. Members enjoy discounts and other benefits for workshops, shows and other Alliance events. You can become a member by joining at this link. If you are already a member, you only need to register for the meeting below.)
This month’s meeting will also be held in person. If you can’t make the in person meeting, we will also be allowing google meet participation and the meeting link and password will be emailed to you after your membership and meeting registration are both completed. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not receive a Google Meet link within 24 hours of a completed registration.