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Youth Programs

Atelier Around the World enhances self-esteem and promotes cultural awareness through the visual arts for youth in underrepresented communities.

Since 1993, trained artists, 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.

Sessions will focus on specific techniques which include: basic drawing, painting, printmaking, quilting and other selected arts and crafts.

2023 Summer Program Schedule

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Paint & Pour Class Description

Unleash your creativity and master the art of vibrant canvas painting through our Paint Pour class, where you'll delve into color theory, explore paint pour ideas, learn color mixing techniques, and create stunning home decor.

Abstract Paint Class Description


Embark on a transformative journey of self-expression with our Abstract Paint Class, where you'll explore the therapeutic aspects of art, delve into color theory, discover abstract ideas inspired by renowned artists, learn painting techniques infused with emotions, and create captivating home decor pieces that reflect your inner world.

Atelier Around the World Workshops are $10 per adult, $5 per youth or $7 for 2 youths

Interested in Sponsoring A Class ? With Your help we can offer a workshop at no cost or reduced cost for youth 

Meet Our New Teacher!







Hey Hey! My name is Naila like the Lion King and I am a black creator who believes in the power of art and vulnerability. As artists we create what we can't say, but I create what I am ashamed to feel. My creative process includes journaling, then literally capturing raw emotions on camera, then later collaging the feeling onto canvas. It's my own little therapy. My goal is to bring mental health to the forefront. Look at the trauma, acknowledge it, then release it; On my youtube channel (dbnaila) I do exactly that; I talk, I cry, then I create with my community. I allow myself to make mistakes, and become vulnerable. Life is about letting go, so let's create then release it! Sessions will focus on specific techniques which include: basic drawing, painting, printmaking, quilting and other selected arts and crafts.

Instructors Needed

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

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