Anderson Children's Foundation

Coachella Valley Historical Society

Coachella Valley Historical Society

Young at Art 2018-2019

When Carolyn Cook took over as Coachella Valley History Museum Director, Myra Byrd, Mary Minamide, Mary Shmorhun, and Betty Morgin registered and taught summer art classes. Now, Young at Art offers a four week summer art program for children 8-14 years old. Since its inception, Young at Art has fulfilled a need that schools have not been able to meet, experiencing different art media on a consistent basis. So much so, that we've had many returning students and ones who bring their siblings or friends back with them to participate. Young at Art offers a four week summer art program. There is a class in clay for each week or you can choose a drawing class the first week with charcoal and oil pastel. For the second week, watercolor painting is offered. The third week, printmaking, foil art, and sunufu fabric art can be selected. The fourth week, multi media sculpture projects are planned. The clay class is held in the ceramic studio at the Coachella Valley History Museum and the mixed media classes are held in a room at the Date Museum. Classes are two hours a day for five days. Each week the projects change. We have a kiln, so for those students choosing to take a clay class, they will experience the complete ceramic process. At the end of four weeks, we hold a reception and display all the artwork that was created. Families are invited to come and see all of the wonderful creations. We'll have punch and cookies and then the students can take their work home.

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