P.S. ARTS sponsors "Family Art Night" events featuring hands-on art making events for our students and their families as a way to spread the word about the importance of arts education and to encourage family bonding through creative activity. These popular events have anywhere from 50-250 attendees, so we always need volunteers to distribute supplies, greet guests and help kids with their art projects.
This year's Family Art Night features the following projects.
1.) Romare Bearden: (September 2, 1911 – March 12, 1988) Romare Bearden was an African American artist and writer and an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance. He's best known for his richly textured collages. Family members will each create their own mixed media collage (oil pastels, construction paper, ephemera and found objects) around the theme "our neighborhood". The individual collages will then be joined into one "family collage" for a panoramic view, featuring sights from the neighborhood in which they live.
2.) "Kamon"-Japanese Family Crest. Families will use modeling compound (Model Magic) to create their own kamon featuring symbols that represent family qualities.
You don't have to have any special art skills, you just have to love kids and creativity!
*Volunteers are asked to arrive 45 minutes prior to start time and stay for 30 minutes after the event has ended. Actual event run time is from 5pm-7pm
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P.S. ARTS’ mission is to improve the lives of children by providing arts education to underserved public schools and communities. It is the only organization in Southern and Central California that provides yearlong arts education in dance, music, theater, and visual arts to every child in a school during the regular school day. P.S. ARTS serves 25,000 students each week in 59 public schools and 14 partner school districts. We also host free community events, Famiy Art Nights, and festivals that reach an additional 10,000 students and family members throughout the year.
If you'd like to volunteer, please check out our upcoming events!