Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Teens Take Over Pittsfield: New High School Photography Classes at Pittsfield Contemporary

Teens Take Over Pittsfield

What: Teens Take Over Pittsfield: Free! Photography, Graphic Design, Screen-printing, Arts therapy, and Youth Development Classes.

Where: Pittsfield Contemporary Art Gallery 305 North Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201

When: Monday nights (not on December 27th) 6-7:30 PM 8-week class January 3rd-February 21st, 2011.

Pittsfield Contemporary recently joined forces with the Pittsfield Youth Commission, Project Re-connect, and independent art therapist Marney Schorr to launch a new project where local artists, an art therapist, and a social service youth worker, and the youth commission are coming together to provide free after-school arts programming focused on photography, graphic design, website design, screen-printing, arts therapy, and youth development. 

During this holiday season, it is my hope that we can reach out specifically to our teenagers and encourage them to use artistic expression as a coping skill for many of life's challenges. As such, we are pleased to collaborate with Pittsfield Contemporary Art Gallery in presenting a new 'art as therapy' group for teens in the downtown Pittsfield area. We are in the process of growing the group, but have already begun to produce some mosaic pieces from the collages we made at our last session.  Please join us for our next meeting before the class starts on Monday night!  Teens can come and sign up or just come and socialize in a positive, creative environment aimed at valuing their role in our society.

1 comment:

Marney Schorr said...

This Monday - Dec. 20th - we are doing some cool edgy Christmas art...come check it out...and to last week's art-makers - we can't wait to see you!