Last week the Teen Arts Council gathered at the NCMA for our first official meeting. We took this time to declare our motives, views, and intentions for the upcoming school year in a Teen Arts Council Manifesto In Progress. Through rapid drafting and some quick consensus building (check out the previous post), we determined what is important to us, the Teen Arts Council:
- Good vibes: optimism, encouragement, friendliness, positivity
- Creating the best possible ArtScene
- Being involved and involving others
- Cultivating space for creativity, risk-taking, and personal growth
- Making the museum a more comfortable place for teens
- Bonding with our Artist in Residence, Kiki Farish
This last point became the focus of the rest of our session. Kiki shared an unfinished drawing, explaining to us her particular artistic process and method for working through an idea.
This week, we will visit her at her Artspace studio, before working together at SPARKcon this weekend. Come visit our artSPARK Selfie Project on Saturday and Sunday, hangout with volunteers from the NCMA and Artspace, and do some drawing with our artist in residence!