Central Library's August & September Artist

Thu, Sep 29th 9:00am to 5:00pm
Library: 
Event Type: 
Art Exhibit
Age Group: 
Adults
All Ages
Teens

As written by a teacher at Hillbrook Juvenile Detention Center


One thing I've noticed while teaching at Hillbrook Juvenile Detention Facility, is that youth may not always be able to express themselves academically  through traditional core classes. However, through art, they are able to meet and exceed expectations by expressing themselves through creativity. 

Twelve of our students, through a partnership with Mundy Branch Library, were able to achieve this by creating canvases that covered theory, scale, layout and design. These projects allowed youth the freedom of expression, the ability to increase self esteem, as well as a therapeutic escape, even momentarily.