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Schools (Middle and High)
The Emerging Teen Artists (ETA) Program is geared towards promoting opportunities for youth development within the arts field. It is our firm belief that the arts are essential to youth development. The program places art inclined teens in environments conducive to learning about the arts as an industry. The teens will meet and interact with a variety of art related professionals from management, educators, events planning, to curatorial occupations. The teens will have the opportunity to showcase their creative talents during an art show designed and managed by the teens. Our mission is to ensure that the teens involved in the program have the skills and knowledge necessary to make educated career decisions, gather real life experience hosting a showcase, and develop their artistic talent.
The Emerging Teen Artists program development committee oversees the program's progress, approves the curriculum, and evaluates the program's effectiveness. The committee will be made of up several educators, art professionals, a member of our board, and the program's coordinator. We look forward to having your support and insight on our programs.
Curriculum 1.0 Artist Exposure
Students will go through the process of making a work of art. These steps will include creating artwork reflecting a range of concepts, ideas, and subject matter. The ETA’s will keep a written journal for brainstorming multiple ideas before beginning their lessons and personal art. In their lesson plans and personal assignments, the ETA’s will learn to use symbols to represent larger concepts, teach and create within specific guidelines, and utilize creativity in problem solving within given parameters. The ETA’s will develop their critical and creative thinking skills and perceptual awareness necessary for understanding and producing art. With their instructors the ETA’s and middle school students will hold their own forum to discuss the questions “What is Art?” and “What is design?” During their forum the ETA’s and students will also discuss the connection between artist’s intent and viewer’s interpretation where they will verbalize personal reactions to artwork. The forums will also allow the participants to develop their descriptive vocabulary including adjectives, analogies and metaphors.
Curriculum 2.0 Portfolio Development
A student art portfolio should consist of 10 to 15 pieces of your best artwork. A good portfolio presents a compelling picture of your potential as an artist or designer. When applying to universities with a competitive arts program, your portfolio is reviewed for admission and sometimes for scholarship consideration. It is a key factor in whether a student is accepted into a university’s arts program and awarded scholarships. A portfolio should demonstrate artistic strengths and interests, as well as the breadth of your experience. It should show what you are passionate about. In addition, many universities would like to see variety, creativity, dedication, and your creative process. The portfolio is also extremely important after and during the college experience as many future employers will also be asking for it. Having a strong portfolio and resume are essential for an artist or designer.
Each year as a part of our Keep Arts Alive campaign We Care creates a large public art piece made of several canvas pieces. Two to three students from multiple Metro Atlanta schools are chosen to take part in this collaborative project and represent their school. If you're interested in participating click here to learn more.