PAINT THE CITY: MAKING ART FOR THE PEOPLE
A week-long spring break camp | Ages 8 - 13 | Monday, April 17 - Friday, April 21, 2017
Our week-long spring break camp, called Paint the City: Making Art for the People, brought together twenty-five kids for a busy week of collaborative painting and arts. Over the course of the week, youth worked with professional artists to experiment with using public space as a canvas, and public art as a tool for broadcasting our messages and creating public dialogue. We made cyanotype prints, constructed miniature worlds, built a public “Snake Museum,” and created signs with powerful messages for a public parade. We designed and painted a large-scale public mural for the city, located at the Hudson Youth Center: created collaboratively and called Together, the mural highlights movements that inspire us, including Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ rights, No Dapl, and the fight to end the school-to-prison pipeline. At the end of the week we unveiled our mural in a community parade and celebration at the Youth Center. Camp instructors: Zebi Williams, Charlotta Janssen, Matt Bua, David Eustace, and Kaya Weidman.
This program was made possible in part with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the NYS Council on the Arts, administered in Columbia County by the Greene County Council on the Arts through the Community Arts Grants program. Thank you, GCCA!