December Newsletter

• Classes & Workshops for the New Year

Have you taken a class with us yet? 2020 is your year! Add your style to Clone your clothes. Leave with a finished garment from the Clothing Project class. Push traditional notions in Drawing without Straight Lines. Kids build doodling robots with Abby Neale in Tinkering & Inventing. Every class introduces a new skill. Explore our site for endless possibilities. Hope to see you in class! 

• Summer Program for Children

Early-bird registration for returning families will open January 6. Watch your email for the schedule. General registration opens on January 13. We will post the schedule then for fun, affordable art-making for all. 

• Professional Development for Art Teachers

Our Art Teachers Alliance provides interactive training for teachers who bring art to children in our city’s schools. Last month, RAW ArtWorks walked us through their healing-informed approach to studio-based art learning. Teachers made shoe sculptures as they absorbed RAW’s open-studio community-based approach to promote a strong sense of identity. Everyone left with a toolbox of behavioral supports for students.

This month, our workshop with Boston Children's Hospital staff focuses on integrating social-emotional learning to support healthy behavior in the art classroom. Open to all teachers, teaching artists, parents, and other interested adults. Read about the workshop series here. 

• Teen Bridge Celebrates

Teen Bridge celebrated the end of the semester by sharing their mixed media Self Portraits, a semester-long project focused on self-identity and art skills. The teen artists wowed us with their growing abilities, and we welcomed four new students and their families. The program includes 18 teens as we head into the new year.

• Your Gift Supports ALL for ART

Art fulfills the soul and helps us feel whole as we make and create objects, relationships, and community. Please support us this holiday season as we celebrate creativity, skill and self-expression. Your generosity strengthens our programs, deepens our impact and creates a place that is ALL for ART. Thank you for being a part of this creative community––and for all you make possible through art.