The Adrian Center for the Arts recently received funding from the Lenawee YOUTH Council, a program of the Lenawee Community Foundation, to help with the creation of a teen after school art program this fall.
The funds will make possible a bi-monthly art experience for area teens from 13-17 years this fall, and will incorporate art making with viewing art in galleries and museums.
The Lenawee YOUTH Council previously bestowed a grant for this year’s Art: Artist’s Re-Imagining Tomorrow, an all week camp which began with a field trip to Meijer Gardens and concluded June 28th in a final art project. It is the third year for the summer camps at ACA which offer three age-grouped sessions. This year was the first to include young adults. Students learn to work with different media during the week-long camp which culminates in a show of their creations.
Teen students in the “Reimagining Tomorrow” camp will display their projects during first Friday in September at the Wagley Group at 121 N. Main St. These students are also invited to be a part of the upcoming after school art group this fall.
Teachers involved in Re-imagining Tomorrow included Clinton teacher Lora Forgiel and ACA Youth Program Director Julia Tomaro, retired art teacher and curriculum coordinator from Berkley School District, in Berkley, Michigan. Students experimented with clay, glass, a variety of drawing materials, acrylic paint and silk dying. These bright young students then formulated their own final project using the facilities available at the ACA, along with the expert advice of the instructors and the gallery directors.