Project Create is a community-based nonprofit that promotes creative youth development through multi-disciplinary arts education and art therapy. Project Create teaching artists have been working with children, youth, and families in Washington, D.C. for twenty-seven years. Our students participate in out-of-school-time art classes, workshops, open studio, field trips, and exhibition and performance opportunities. Project Create offers free creative classes and workshops at our art center in the Anacostia neighborhood of Southeast DC in Ward 8, as well as at locations in underserved neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. Courses include visual, performing, and digital media arts classes like drawing and painting, illustration, photography, collage, spoken word, fashion, music production and theater.
Our goals are to:
Create Art, by providing professionally-led visual and performing arts instruction taught by experienced, engaged teaching artists in order to develop students' art skills and provide tools for creative expression, and by offering our students opportunities for public exhibition and performance in order to develop confidence;
Create Opportunity, by offering after-school programming in a safe, structured environment that promotes positive youth development and learning through cultivation of skills including critical thinking and problem solving, effective communication, and leadership; and
Create Community, by connecting students to their local environment through artistic and cultural experiences in their neighborhoods, and by encouraging respectful, supportive artistic collaboration among peers and teachers, in order to develop a sense of belonging, positive cultural identity, and civic engagement.
Project Create is a community-based nonprofit that promotes creative youth development through multi-disciplinary arts education and art therapy. Project Create teaching artists have been working with children, youth, and families…
|Director of Programs, Arts Education & Art Therapy||Washington, DC||May 2, 2022|