The Art Garage is getting kids back in the studio this summer with workshops for all young, aspiring artists.
“We’re excited to allow kids to have that creative outlet again," said Tristin St. Mary, Interim Executive Director for The Art Garage. “There’s basically something for everyone.“
This is the 15th year of the art garage’s youth summer art workshops for kids and teens ages 6-16. Workshops range from painting and drawing to photography and editing, and everything will be taught in the Garage's studio in-person. Last year, many instructors had to teach over Zoom, and they numbers were cut in a quarter, said St. Mary.
“We didn’t do well last year," she said. "But we were just excited to offer it to the community.”
So far for this summer, there have already been around 100 sign ups. The art garage is also offering scholarships.
“It’s really cool to see those kids that might not have that opportunity be able to get that opportunity and choose a workshop that they really are interested in," said St. Mary.
Over the past year, many schools’ virtual curricula didn’t include art classes, and children have really missed it, she said.
“It’s awesome," said St. Mary. "I think the kids are really just looking to be with other kids and being back doing things this summer.“
You can find more information on the sessions and signing up here. The art garage is also looking for more volunteers.