|Cleveland, OH (October 2, 2012) — Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio announces the beginning of its Fall ArtWorks program! ArtWorks Afterschool, an expansion of the award-winning ArtWorks program, helps high school students gain job training skills through the arts while also focusing on college readiness. Students learn 21st century workforce skills like problem solving, creativity, teamwork, communication, and critical thinking throughout the ArtWorks program. In addition to these skills, students gain career experience by working in small groups with master teaching artists in the fields of Dance, Poetry, Photography, and Digital Game Design. The program is competitive and intentionally diverse, with some apprentices having significant artistic backgrounds while others having little to none. All apprentices work toward the completion of a final product, which is showcased throughout the greater Cleveland area at public performances and exhibits. ArtWorks culminates in an exhibition and/or performance on December 18th, 2012.
ArtWorks Afterschool is a commitment of two days per week from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., October 2 through December 20th, 2012. The program will take place at the Halle Building in downtown Cleveland. Young Audiences encourages visitors on Tuesdays and Thursdays to see the apprentices in action and will be hosting an Open House on November 13th, 2012.
About Young Audiences ArtWorks
Founded in 2005, ArtWorks is the only multi-disciplinary, arts-based job-training program for Northeast Ohio high school students that provides training in the arts while developing skills for the workplace, such as teamwork, discipline, creative problem solving, critical thinking and personal responsibility. ArtWorks "apprentices" create exciting original work in theater, dance, music, visual arts, video game design, architecture and other art forms. Master Teaching Artists mentor apprentices and teach them not only the specifics of an arts discipline, but also essential 21st-century skills that transfer to any workplace. ArtWorks apprentices earn a wage, host public performances and exhibitions of their work, and are provided opportunities to work as professionals on real-world and community-oriented projects, often collaboratively across art forms. For more information, visit www.yaneo.org/artworks.
About Young Audiences
Young Audiences enriches the lives of children and promotes creative learning by uniting arts and education. Organized in 1953, the Northeast Ohio chapter of Young Audiences is the only multi-arts resource for schools in the region whose primary purpose is to make learning through the arts an essential part of young people’s education. Programs take place in public, private, and parochial schools, reaching nearly 250,000 young people each year. For more information, visit www.yaneo.org.