Art Reach

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Art Reaches Individuals. Art Reaches Communities. Art Reaches the World.

Let Art Reach YOU.

THE BASICS

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). Each program runs 1-2 days per week over two 10-week semesters (fall & winter/spring). Students may apply to any tier of the program and are not required to participate in a tier before they are considered eligible for the next one. Students may choose to participate in one or two semesters, although participation in both is encouraged. All Art Reach programming is offered free-of-charge, with transportation, materials, and snacks provided!

THE DETAILS

Art Reach is a youth-driven space, where students are encouraged to be artists as well as decision-makers, leaders, and innovators; building the strength and skills necessary to be successful in school, community, and life. Guided by professional teaching artists, students work independently and collaboratively on art projects in various mediums and disciplines and engage in the museum practice of curating and exhibiting their works of art. As a multidisciplinary program, Art Reach explores the connectivity of art to everyday life, providing engagement in art history, media, humanities, and for older students – professional development and career opportunities. All Art Reach students are also eligible to sit on PAAM Education’s Youth Advisory Council, where they play a key role in the planning of Education programming and events.

The rich setting of PAAM allows students to hone their skills in our beautiful Museum School studios as well as galleries. Art Reach students will utilize both our permanent collection and rotating exhibitions to enhance their work and all Art Reach students will be featured and celebrated in a gallery exhibition during the program year. The natural setting of Cape Cod as well as unique history of the Provincetown Art Colony are also incorporated, providing students a multilayered setting in which to develop and create their art.

 

2020-2021 PROGRAM overview

All fall semester Art Reach programs will occur remotely. We will continuously evaluate a move towards hybrid, and eventually, in-person learning back here in our Museum School Studios.

TIER 1: ART ON THE EDGE

AGES 10-13 | SATURDAYS | 10AM-12:30PM | REGISTER

Semester One: October 3rd – December 12th, 2020 (10 weeks) *no session November 28th

Semester Two: January 9th – March 20th, 2021 (10 weeks) *no session February 20th

Introductory program for new or returning students eager to explore the arts; students work with professional teaching artists as well as Reaching Forward Mentors in a variety of media.

TIER 2: ART REACH 101

AGES 13-15 | SATURDAYS | 10AM-12:30PM | REGISTER

Semester One: October 3rd – December 12th, 2020 (10 weeks) *no session November 28th

Semester Two: January 9th – March 20th, 2021 (10 weeks) *no session February 20th

Intermediate program for new or returning students ready to dig deeper; students work with professional teaching artists on a specific core content.

TIER 3: ART REACH STUDIO

AGES 15-19 | THURSDAYS + SATURDAYS | 3:30PM-6PM | REGISTER

Semester One: October 1st – December 12th, 2020 (10 weeks) * no session Nov 26th or 28th

Semester Two: January 9th – March 20th, 2021 (10 weeks) *no session Feb 18th or 20th

Advanced program for new or returning students interested in cultivating their portfolio and deepening their focus and practice; content is centered around painting, drawing, and printmaking.

TIER 4: ART REACH TEACHES

An advanced apprentice opportunity for those participants interested in developing their skills as early teaching artists; participants train and work alongside Mentors and teaching artists facilitating workshops for all ages throughout the year. Scheduling, workshops, and activities for Art Reach Teaches are determined on an annual basis. Detailed information about opportunities is distributed to current Art Reach participants when applicable.

APPLICATION PROCESS

STEP 1

All students interested in any tier of Art Reach must complete an initial application. This can be done online, by downloading the application form and emailing or mailing it to Tessa (tbrytaylor@paam.org; or PAAM, Attn: Tessa, 460 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657), or by requesting a paper application.

STEP 2

Once your application is received, you will be contacted by Tessa to further assess your interest in the program and proper placement in a tier. At that time, you will also receive a formal registration packet from Tessa containing all necessary paperwork needed to complete your enrollment in Art Reach.

REMEMBER:

All Art Reach programs run over two semesters, however, you may apply for only one (although participation in both is highly encouraged). If you apply at the top of the program year and are accepted, you do not need to apply again for the second semester.

Finally, attendance at Art Reach is very important. Limited space is available and students are expected to participate to the fullest extent possible. If you anticipate being unable to commit fully to the program, or are concerned about anticipated absences, please notate them in the appropriate space on the application form. Any questions? Contact Tessa at tbrytaylor@paam.org, 508.487.1750 x13.

PAAM’s youth programs are supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency; the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod; the National Endowment for the Arts; Ted Jones and Peter Petas; the Aeroflex Foundation; an anonymous donor; The Bilezikian Family Foundation; and Stop & Shop Provincetown, in memory of John Michael Gray. PAAM collaborates with the Provincetown, Nauset, and Monomoy School Districts, Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School, Cape Cod Regional Technical School, and Cape Cod Community College to provide accessible, creative education programs of the highest caliber.