Video Showcases Arts Apprenticeship by Comer Youth!
The Arts Apprenticeship is an After School Matters program that is part of Youth Employment opportunities at the Gary Comer Youth Center. The purpose of this program is to engage young people interested in the visual arts and careers within the arts and help them earn work experience and a stipend. The teens engage in a variety of collaborative projects and individual projects that result in amazing showcases throughout the year. One example is the Haunted House Project, which is part of the Halloween Fest annual event at GCYC, the students build a haunted house from scratch with a movie theme, real actors, and multiple rooms/caves. Other examples include summer murals and the holiday card project. This program is designed to be an outlet for creative youth and also help build entrepreneurship skills.
Virtual programming sparks creativity!
Taiya and her jellyfish
Taiya Williams, a middle school student joined Daria Amerik's virtual enrichment art programming. She made a jellyfish out of plastic bottles and matching headpiece and earrings. She was inspired by our plastic bottle projects from earlier in the school year.