Lorien Academy of the Arts

2461 Arty Avelorien_logo__300x300
CharlotteNC 28208
United States

(980) 277-2787

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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.