Inspiring and Educating
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.
ATELIER AROUND THE WORD
Free Fine Arts Classes
For Ages 7-18
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.
- 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.
"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."
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.