AboutCreative Expression Workshops (CEWs) serve middle school youth, providing arts based instruction, tutoring and mentoring. CEWs uses all genres of art as well as written word to engage students in creative development and academic success. By bringing in a variety of guest artists and community leaders, the students gain diverse artistic and cultural perspectives. The program builds identity, confidence and creativity, improves competence and academic achievement, and helps forge positive relationships with peers and adult role models. Dates/Times February 3 – April 16, 2014, 3:45-5:30pm22 class sessions, NO CLASS on 2/17 & 2/20 (Holiday Recess)FINAL SHOWCASE Saturday, May 3rd, 3pm-5pm
FormatArrive/Snacks 3:45-4pm Academic Support 4-4:30pm Activity 4:30-5:30 – led by guest artist/instructor*
*For the activity, each week will feature a different guest artist/instructor who specializes in a unique form of expression. Themes include creative writing, singing, rapping, audio recording & production, break dancing, graffiti & street art, and much more.