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The Young Artists Program provides children with instruction in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpting, tie-dye, ceramics, carving, mixed media, dance and musical activities.
Please contact the Art Center regarding opportunities for young people.
In its continuing commitment to educate, encourage and nurture the artistic talents of children and fill the arts education void precipitated by school funding cuts, the Mendocino Art Center provides a diverse young artists program, including hands on art field trips to area youth, special arts mentoring for high school students, an exhibition opportunity for students countywide, as well as a fun and educational summer workshop program.
Ms. Mertle's First Graders from Fort Bragg's Redwood Elementary School visit with world-renowned sculptor John Fisher.
Young Artists Field Trip Program
The Young Artists Program provides hands-on field trips to Mendocino County elementary, middle and high school classes. In 2009 the Young Artists Program hosted over 1,000 children, grades K-12. The kids have come not only from Fort Bragg and Mendocino, but also from Elk, Comptche, Westport and Covelo.
School children enjoy expert instruction from well-known instructors and Mendocino Art Center artists-in-residence. Students are exposed to a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpting, tie-dye, ceramics, carving, mixed media, dance and musical activities.
In conjunction with classroom teachers, the Mendocino Art Center arranges field trip activities that present students with a fun and stimulating learning environment.
The Young Artists Program is funded in part by sponsor grants and individual donations. The funds have been earmarked to offset material expenses and to pay instructors a small stipend for field trip art instruction for children.
Rotary Club of Mendocino
Out of this World James Blackstock and Marilyn Rose
Harvest Market Tom Honer
Chuck Greenberg & Claire Ellis
Bart & Jamie Buckner
Alternative Education Week
Each April the Mendocino Art Center hosts over 30 high school students for Alternative Education Week. This year enthusiastic and artistically gifted students received free instruction in jewelry making, blacksmithing, and ceramics.