Inspiring and Educating

Through Art

Atelier Around the World is a year-round visual arts and enrichment youth program designed to enhance self-esteem and promote self-awareness. Since 1993, trained artist/professionals, teachers and volunteers have mentored and instructed students through creative arts activities. This hands-on program provides children between the ages of 5-16 with the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of art and encourage them to explore their artistic talent to the fullest.

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ATELIER AROUND THE WORD

Free Fine Arts Classes

For Ages 7-18

Saturdays

10am- 2pm

Art! After School

Powered by a partnership with Guilford County Schools, Art After School operates seven months during the year in select Guilford County Schools and YMCA community sites. Students are exposed to a wide range of fine art processes and techniques such as jewelry making, sculpture, ceramics, painting, photography and graphic design.

Sites Served

- Alamance Elementary 

- Alderman Elementary

- Bennett College Intergenerational Center

- Bessemer Elementary

- Black Child Development Institute at Windsor Recreation Center

- Bluford Elementary

- Jones Elementary 

- Morehead Elementary

- Rankin Elementary

- Washington Montessori Elementary 

- Wiley Elementary

Saturday Enrichment Workshops

Saturday Enrichment Workshops are offered two Saturdays each month for students ages 5-16. Sessions will focus on specific techniques which include: basic drawing, painting, printmaking, quilting and other selected arts and crafts.

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"As an instructor for the African American Atelier, I enjoy seeing the children's ideas expand. The Atelier offers a venue that the children we serve would not otherwise be able to express themselves through."


-Instructor

Murals, Minds and Communities

“Murals, Minds and Communities" is a summer arts camp that provides a creative venue for youth ages 5-16 that explores hands-on arts and crafts. Under the direction of an artist/teacher, students plan and prepare a mural for a select community site. Students will examine public art while exploring multiple artistic mediums, processes, and subject matter. Students will explore the elements and principles of art and design to create a two-dimensional master piece in public art.

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