Thursday, June 3, 2010

Art Outreach Gallery Youth Summer Workshops

The Art Outreach Gallery is expanding its summer workshops and children’s programs this year. Due to the overwhelming response and success of our youth art programs, additional youth classes have been added to the schedule from June 21 to July 31 at the Art Outreach Gallery in the Eastwood Mall. We invite area youth to participate in the 2010 Summer Workshops; an education program sponsored by Community Foundations and the Eastwood Mall Complex in Niles, Ohio.

Eighty-six workshops are scheduled including Yoga for Kids, Language classes including French and Italian, Story Telling featuring Scrappy, Making Recycled Paper Class and Film Making, in addition to creative art making, acting classes and the “Blight to Light” class. Workshops are designed for students 3 to 18 years of age. Area art educators and art education students from Kent State University, Youngstown State University, Lakeland Community College, Tri C Cuyahoga Community College, Trumbull Career and Technical Center (TCTC) and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania will conduct the workshops.

Due to the generous donation from local foundations, Office Max, Sherwin Williams, TCTC and community volunteers, the students will enter the classes with only a donation of a non-perishable food item to Second Harvest Food Bank. The Galley Committee feels it is important to give all students an opportunity to participate in the summer workshops while teaching children the importance of giving back to the community.

The Gallery is seeking donations of art supplies such as watercolor and acrylic paints, paint brushes, drawing paper, markers, crayons, pencils, ink and colored pencils.

Space and supplies are limited. Students must register to enter the classes. Workshop schedules and registration forms can be picked up at the Art Outreach Gallery or the Eastwood Mall Customer Service Center. Please RSVP by completing the required registration form and drop it off at the Gallery, the Eastwood Mall Customer Service Center or fax to (330)544-5929.For more information, please contact the Eastwood Mall office at (330)652-6980 or Gail Stark at (330)219-7833 for more information.