The Exploration Program
Summer 2019 - This tuition-free program consists of a one-hour visual art workshop led by our teaching artist(s) once a week for 6 weeks. Our pedagogy is to implement an interdisciplinary creative teaching philosophy rooted in the Reggio Emilia approach.
The Reggio Emilia approach is defined as a philosophy which values children as central to their own learning, able to pursue their own interests, and that they revisit and build upon ideas at their own pace. This perspective makes art a tool for creating meaning to help children build their ideas, thoughts, theories, and perspectives and to construct a new understanding of the subject.
Our teaching artists will create learning experiences, guiding the conversation to promote authentic thinking, inclusivity, creativity and problem-solving, which are all necessary, critical life skills needed in the STEAM
(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) fields. Participants will expand their linguistic, social/emotional, cognitive, and physical development skills.
Two sessions will be offered for the Exploration Program:
Session A - Saturday, June 1 through July 13, 2019 at the Lucy Avalos Community Center located in the City of Lynwood
Session B - Saturday, July 20 through August 24, 2019 at the Lucy Avalos Community Center located in the City of Lynwood
In order to register your child in the program, your child must between the ages of (3 - 5).
Registration for Summer 2019 is now closed.
Adult Process-Based Art Workshop
Summer 2019 - Sarah Tanberg and Dakota McMahand will lead Budding Artists parents and guardians in a process-based art experience on Week 6, July 13 from 10:30am to 11:30am at the Lucy Avalos Community Center.
This one-hour workshop walks our program parents and guardians through their child's weekly workshop experience. Additionally, program parents and guardians will be prepared with tools to continue the learning experience outside of our program.
Please RSVP by Saturday, June 22 for this tuition-free Adult Process-Based Art Experience by clicking here to register.
Adopt-A-Book Literacy Program
In partnership with the Tena Foundation, our Adopt-A-Book Literacy Program provides young people between the ages 3-17 with free new or gently used books to encourage creativity while promoting mental, emotional and psychological development. We distribute books year-around at public community events in the South Los Angeles area.
Gift of Play Project
Research suggests when children play, their brains develop creativity and flexibility.
"Play is one of the most important ways in which children learn".
- Jack Shonkoff, Director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
During the holiday season, Budding Artists donates toys to young children in the South Los Angeles community. We have given away over 60 new toys since the launch of the Gift of Play Project.