If a picture is worth a thousand words, what does a video show?
It's been a busy school year for our Art Studio youth. As we near the end of school year our students are reflecting on all they've learned this year and selecting their best and favorite works to showcase at the culminating showcase during Miami's "Second Saturday" Art Walk on June 8th.
We could tell you how amazing our students experience has been, but we'd rather have our students work speak for themselves. Recent achievements include;
Miami Edison High School Art Club students, in collaboration with Art Studio Miami, become finalists for the second year in a row in the national "If I Had a Trillion Dollars" Film Contest.
See their winning, student-directed, created and edited film here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKvCkYudMVI
Art Studio's "Vision Voices" Students at Miami Edison Middle School create a Non-Violence Communications Video showing their peers there are more productive ways to resolve conflict. (Video to be posted soon - check back on our Videos page soon: http://www.artstudiomiami.org/?page_id=1348 )
Art Studio's "Creative Core" Students at Jesse J. Elementary School are working on a "Elements" muralto showcase their studies of Earth, Air, and Water and the animals that inhabit them.
Art Studio's "Tree of Life" activity continues to be a hit at community events including a visit from Geoffrey Canada of Harlem's Children's Zone, and MCI's KaBoom Build Day in Liberty City.
For those of you in the area, be sure to stop by and see our student's work in person at the June 8th culminating showcase (details coming soon).
Summer is just around the corner, and Art Studio has a fun-packed, educational program prepared for students including outdoor experiences, beach clean-ups, field trips, found art projects, guest speakers and more. Summer is a high risk time for students, and prevention programs like ours are more needed then ever. Art Studio is also proud to be partnering with the Miami Dade County Food Program to be a meal site for youth in the community (whether they are enrolled in our program or not) to ensure no child goes hungry while school is out.
Please consider making a contribution to support summer opportunities for youth, and spread the word about why Art Studio is important to you.
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As always, Art Studio welcomes Guest Speakers, volunteers, and in-kind donations. It's also a great way to see our programs in action and experie- contact us at email@example.com to get involved today.
As we kick off another year of creative holistic arts programs for youth and families in need, we would like to take a moment to thank you again for inspiring, educating, and empowering our youth in 2012.
Thanks to the support of wonderful donors like you, Art Studio held another full summer of healing arts programs for at-risk youth in the Little Haiti community of Miami, FL and is getting ready for another great year of after-school creative-holistic arts programs at our local Jesse J. McCrary Elementary School.
Summer highlights included mask-making, recycled arts, animal and environmental awareness, weekly yoga, student-written and illustrated books, and field trips to Mjuseum of Contemporary Art and the Miami Seaquarium!
Check out our full e-news with more photos and updates here: http://bit.ly/NOpfCK
Dear Friend of Art Studio,
As we near the end of the school year and begin to prepare for summer programs, our Art Studio would like to take a moment to update you on how your support continues to educate, empower and heal at-risk youth in the Little Haiti community of Miami, FL.
Art Studio's in-school and community location programs have continued to empower youth in need with creative thinking and career preparedness skills; introducing healthy means of self-expression, promoting self-confidence, and guiding youth on a path towards academic, personal, and career success.
Our students at Miami Edison High Art Club recently had the opportunity to attend a national film festival and conference in Washington, D.C. to celebrate their success as finalists in the 'If I Had a Trillion Dollars' film contest and learn more about Media, Leadership and Advocacy. Read more about the project here
For our friends living in or visiting the Miami area, you are invited to join Art Studio and our partners, L-M-N-T Gallery and Vision Launch.org, on Thursday, May 17th from 7pm - 9pm at L-M-N-T gallery (55 NW 36th St. Miami, FL 33127) for an inspirational event exploring the power of transforming a vision into reality.
In addition to live performances, visual art and a panel of visioneers, the even will highlight the results of a student workshop exploring the personal visions of Little Haiti youth. A portion of the nights proceeds will benefit Art Studio to continue empowering youth to pursue their dreams.
Thank You for your continued support of Hope in Action! Stay tuned for our upcoming end-of-year newsletter with detailed updates and photos from the field, and visit our Facebook Page and Website for more.
Our Art Studio Team
With your support, Art Studio was able to empower more youth than ever in 2011. Highlights of the 2011 year include:
Over 250 Youth Served
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