In this episode of Detroit Performs: Art Road brings art classes back to schools; A YMCA project instills confidence in students by teaching them the art of improv; And Platte Forumuses the arts to inspire youth and communities. Plus, host DJ Oliver volunteers with Art Road at Edison Elementary School in Detroit, a multi-generational, neighborhood school with of two and even three generations of families attending.
Art Road is a nonprofit is bringing art class back to schools that lack art in their curriculum. Art Road classes open doors for creativity. They build self-esteem and awaken new interests. Their goal is that children throughout southeastern Michigan will have access to art instruction.
The Detroit Creativity Project (DCP) created The Improv Project to teach middle and high school students in Detroit the art of improvisation. The Improv Project is a 10-week program offered at no charge during the fall and spring school semesters.
Platte Forum is a nonprofit that is an award-winning and innovative arts, youth-development, and artist-in-residence program in Denver, CO, that teams under served urban youth (K-12) with contemporary master artists in intensive, structured, and long-term creative learning environments.