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PAAM’s commitment to accessible arts learning opportunities for young people dates to the 1920s.
A century later, PAAM Education upholds that commitment with an array of award-winning Youth Education Programs. Taught and facilitated by local and visiting professional teaching artists, PAAM Youth Education provides high-quality holistic arts learning opportunities, which cultivate creativity, inspire curiosity, and empower the next generation of engaged, innovative young people.
PAAM is excited to offer summer programming for youth. Check out this page to learn more!
PAAM Youth Education is pleased to offer workshops for youth during February and April school vacation breaks. Students will have the opportunity to explore and complete individual projects in a variety of media.
Art Reach is PAAM Education’s premiere award-winning program for youth. Designed to support the growth and development of students over time, from beginner to advanced learner, peer mentor, and teaching artist, Art Reach is comprised of four integrated programs: Art on the Edge (ages 10-13); Art Reach 101 (ages 13-15); Art Reach Studio (ages 15-19); and Art Reach Teaches (open to all participants).
Reaching Forward is a youth employment program for those advanced participants (ages 16-22) interested in developing their skills as peer leaders and teaching artists. Mentors participate in an array of training, and with support from professional teaching artists and PAAM Education Staff, serve as peer leaders working directly with youth in both Art Reach and Summer Programs. Training and professional development take place throughout the program.
Our program for those ages 9 and under, Little Artists offers a creative, engaging space for early learners to dig into the sensory experience of art-making. A wide variety of media and projects are explored and programs are offered both in the summer (ages 4-9) and throughout the school year (ages 3-5).