The program is an ongoing teen mentorship program for the 2018-19 school year sponsored by Stewart’s Shops. The first activity will be a free art class held Thursday, November 1st at the Community Room in Fulton City Hall at 141 S. First St. from 6:30-8pm. Future events will be held at the new Community Arts Center scheduled for opening in January, 2019.
Quarterly events will include an art project under the direction of a teen artist with adult supervision provided by Jess Tetro, a teacher in the Fulton School District. No skill or expertise is required of teens who attend. The class is intended to be a safe, social outreach with hot beverages, coffee, cider and cocoa, and a shared art activity. It is part of the “Healing Our Community” series being planned for the new Community Arts Center alongside a variety of art activities for all ages.
The activity will be chosen and presented by a teen with an art skill or technique they would like to share with their peers. Teens are chosen based on recommendation by teachers and other adults. Alexis Pero, a senior at G. Ray Bodley High School, will deliver the first art lesson with a guided demonstration of acrylic painting. Each teen will take home a completed painting. Materials are provided free of charge and there is no charge to attend or participate.
“We hope this opportunity to learn a new skill and experience positive interactions in an upbeat environment will become a staple for teens struggling to find expression and an outlet for their creativity,” said Nancy Fox, Executive Director. “We are excited to deliver new programming such as this as part of our commitment to build a better future through the arts with our new Community Arts Center.”
For details, questions, and student recommendations, contact [email protected] and visit the website at www.CNYArtsCenter.com for more information about the organization.