Friday, April 19, 2013 from 2:15 PM to 6:30 PM (CDT)
For this event we will be meeting at 2:15pm at 624 S. Michigan, Suite1400 (14th floor), and will be back on campus no later than 6:30pm. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, and we hope to see you there!
BIGArt is a program for first-year Columbia students that provides an afternoon of art making with kids from Chicago Public Schools. It's an opportunity for you to see more of the city, meet new friends, build your resumé, and pick up some new skills– all while you’re helping kids to more fully express themselves.
First, we will meet on campus and learn a bit more about the school and the art-project we will be participating in. Then we will take the CTA together to Sabin/Pulaski School. Once we arrive at the site, we will greeted by CCAP/Columbia staff, who will acclimate us to the community and the kids we will be working with. Now here comes the fun part: you work side-by-side with kids while being led through a 90 minute art project by one of CCAP's master teaching artists.
During the art-making, your only job is be present, to be yourself, and most importantly, to support students in expressing themselves creatively. It's critical that kids meet smart and creative people like you. Conversely, it's even more important you meet these kids. They are amazing!
Lastly, feel free to recruit some friends to join you. The more the merrier!