Develop Skills through sequential classes
Arts Street’s three-pronged program continues to deliver arts and creative learning during out-of school time, linking the Arts to STEM (science, technology, engineering, math).
Arts Street serves, primarily, the low-income, at-risk population with creative experiences and without tuition fees. Ninety percent of the children we serve are from inner city Denver, who receive free or reduced rate lunches at school, or attend free summer programs. About 25% are African-American, 37% Latino/Hispanic, 3% Asian and 35% not self-identified. Many of them have had little or no arts training and are hungry for more arts participation. The Arts Street educational programs are interdisciplinary, integrating the arts into STEM to provide a richer and more effective learning experience.
2.SERIAL CLASSES Long-term, sequential subjects included Stop Motion Digital Animation with 10-14 year olds in a summer program. At Denver Center for International Studies, a 12-week visual arts class guided more than 30 students in 2-D and 3-D art expressions. Graphics for the Arts Street Mobile Classroom designed by architectural firm founded by 12 middle-schoolers. Video Resumes and Music Video Production introduced 3 semesters of media careers to 16-18 year old boys of the juvenile diversion program. FashionLab, with the University of Denver Women’s College, students engaged in entrepreneurial training and fashion industry standards.