2461 Arty Ave
Charlotte, NC 28208
To provide access to high quality art education and art experiences for youth living in low-income households.
To see youth discover & develop their inner-artist in ways that cultivate their creativity, their confidence, and their critical thinking skills.
We have a 6-year arc of artistic development that begins as early as the summer between 6th and 7th grade, which provides a journey of continual to artistic growth through graduation of high school.
The yearly rhythm breaks down into summer and school year.
During the summer, students participate in 8-week art academies. These academies offer various art courses with a college-model of curriculum; that is, classes build and expand on each other from summer to summer.
Then, throughout the school year, students engage in various art experiences, which intentionally bridge what a student has just learned during their last summer academy with what they are about to learn during their next summer academy.