The Arts Commission of Toledo
YAAW Mosaic Workshop
I had the opportunity to conduct a workshop with The Arts Commission of Toledo Young Artists at Work (YAAW) program.
Since 1994, The Arts Commission has sponsored the award winning Young Artists at Work (YAAW) program. This six-week summer employment opportunity enables diverse youth to benefit from an intense exposure to the arts.The program encourages expression, refinement, cross-cultural sharing, and the exchange of ideas.
The opportunity provides exposure to the concept of art as a business, as well as the creation of public art for the greater Toledo community. YAAW serves the City of Toledo by instilling pride and the importance of shared experiences in the youth it employs as artists.
I held a mosaic workshop with the 45 students. They had the opportunity to create windows and tables with the mosaic method. The students were a pleasure to work with and sold their completed mosaics at the annual open house/fundraiser at the end of the 6 weeks.