For Immediate Release
June 13, 2016
Contact: Haley Baas
Arts for Learning
Phone (317) 925-4043×120
Arts for Learning Kicks Off Visual Art ArtForce Program
Indianapolis – June 13, 2016…Arts for Learning kicked off the Visual Arts track of the ArtForce summer apprenticeship program on June 13. Fourteen students from various high schools throughout the region are participating in this year’s program.
For three weeks, Arts for Learning teaching artist and illustrator Jingo de La Rosa will lead students in discussions about and activities related to homelessness and poverty, human rights, and bullying. The students will explore these social issues by taking field trips to organizations such as Exodus Refugee Immigration. Students will participate in arts and education workshops, listen to guest speakers, and create lesson plans as they build their portfolios and discover teaching artistry.
Throughout the ArtForce program, students will visit an At Your School (AYS) summer camp at IPS #84 and help Arts for Learning teaching artists deliver lessons. At the culmination of the program, the students will create their own lesson plans for a workshop and teach it to the AYS campers. Students will also create artwork throughout the program that will be presented in a gallery opening on July 1st at Ivy Tech Community College.
This year’s Visual Arts ArtForce program is funded by the State Farm Youth Advisory Board.
As the oldest and largest provider of professional arts in education programs in the state, Arts for Learning works with more than 60 teaching artists who provide performances, workshops and residencies to schools, libraries, parks and community organizations. Arts for Learning reaches more than 67,000 Indiana children and youth every year.