ArtReach Orlando (ARO) provides art programs for youth experiencing difficult economic and/or social situations who may not have access to the arts. Through the creative process, we are exploring the link between art, social justice, and the healing process. By fostering creativity, we are encouraging and empowering young people to imagine the positive changes they wish to see in their own lives, their communities, and the world.
Artreach Orlando is thrilled to announce an upcoming community-based public art program - TheArlington Arts Mural Project. Arlington Arts is a partnership between ArtReach Orlando and McRae Art Studios. The facility, located in Parramore, is a 10,000-square-foot building with studios for 23 working artists, space for exhibitions, and ArtReach Orlando's Community Classroom. Since 2018, ArtReach Orlando's Community Classroom has provided visual art classes and camps for local youth to explore the creative process through inquiry-based learning, hands-on studio art experiences, and interactions with professional artists. The Arlington Arts Mural Project will transform the outside of the building, so that the exterior reflects the inspiring programs that occur within its walls. Our hope is that young people from around the community will see the mural and know there is a place where they will be celebrated and supported, a place where they can create, connect, and heal through the transformative process of art.
AN INTERVIEW WITH MAUREEN HUDAS,
MASTER MURAL ARTIST
AN INTERVIEW WITH SHAREE HODGE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF FINDING THE LOST SHEEP
The safety of our young artists, families, and staff remains our top priority. In order to keep everyone safe during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we require everyone to wear a mask at all times in the ArtReach Orlando Community Classroom. For more information, click below.
As educators, we notice the larger social structures and backdrops to students’ lives and acknowledge the influence this may have on students’ experiences. We think of the classroom as a microcosm for the outside world and notice, with sensitivity, prevailing social issues.
We work to gain a greater understanding of short-term, intermediate, and long-term outcomes to ensure program quality, youth satisfaction with the programs, and progress in our mission to transform the lives of youth through the healing process of art.
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