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 the Reaching Forward Mentor Program (ages 16-22). Each program runs 1-2 days per week over 2 semesters (fall and winter/spring) and ranges from 10-13 weeks per semester. 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

Each Art Reach program is youth-driven, designed to develop the student’s skills and capacities in art-making and aesthetic inquiry while also promoting leadership, collaboration, creative thinking, and empathy. Grounded in Creative Youth Development, Art Reach is a space where students are encouraged to be artists as well as decision-makers, problem-solvers, leaders, and innovators; building the strength and skills necessary to be successful as artists as well as in school, community, and life. Students will spend their time working with professional teaching artists on a variety of both individual and group based art projects. Each semester exposes students to a different array of mediums and disciplines, including those presented by the teaching artist and those of the student’s choosing. Throughout the program, students engage in studying, producing, exhibiting, and curating works of art – experiencing the creation process, interpretation of art, and museum practice. As a multidisciplinary integration program, Art Reach students will explore the connectivity of art to everyday life through lessons in art history, art in media, humanities, communication, and for older students – professional development and career opportunities. All Art Reach students will be eligible to sit on PAAM Education’s Youth Advisory Council, where they will further develop their leadership skills and 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.

2019-2020 PROGRAM SCHEDULE

TIER 1: ART ON THE EDGE

AGES 10-13 | SATURDAYS | 10AM-1:30PM

HALF-HOUR LUNCH BREAK, STUDENTS MUST BRING FOOD

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.

Semester One: October 12th – December 21st, 2019 (10 weeks) *no session November 30th
Semester Two: January 4th – March 14th, 2020 (10 weeks) *no session February 22nd

TIER 2: ART REACH 101

AGES 13-15 | SATURDAYS | 10AM-1:30PM

HALF-HOUR LUNCH BREAK, STUDENTS MUST BRING FOOD

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

Semester One: October 12th – December 21st, 2019 (10 weeks) *no session November 30th
Semester Two: January 4th – March 14th, 2020 (10 weeks) *no session February 22nd

TIER 3: ART REACH STUDIO

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

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.

Semester One: October 10th – January 25th, 2019 (13 weeks) * no session Nov 28th & 30th, Dec 26th – January 4th
Semester Two: February 6th – May 16th, 2020 (13 weeks) *no session Feb 20th & 22nd, April 23rd & 25th

TIER 4: REACHING FORWARD MENTORSHIP

AGES 16-22 | FRIDAYS, 3:30-6:30PM | SATURDAYS, 10AM-1:30PM

HALF-HOUR LUNCH BREAK, STUDENTS MUST BRING FOOD

A youth employment program for those advanced students interested in developing their capacity as teaching artists; Mentors will work in tandem with teaching artists and students from Art on the Edge and participate in various community outreach projects throughout the school year. Reaching Forward Mentors are also able to apply for additional employment and other professional development opportunities.

Semester One: October 11th – December 21st, 2019 (10 weeks) *no session November 30th
Semester Two: January 3rd – March 14th, 2020 (10 weeks)
Mandatory Training Session: Saturday, September 28th 10am – 4pm.

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 scanning/emailing it to tbrytaylor@paam.org, or mailing it to PAAM, ATTN: Tessa Bry Taylor, 460 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657.

STEP 2

Once your application is received, you will be contacted by Tessa to coordinate a pre-registration interview. This interview can take place in person, in a group setting, or via phone depending on location and availability of the student.

STEP 3

Once the interview process is complete, you will 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 Bilezikian Family Foundation; the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod; Ted Jones and Peter Petas; the Aeroflex Foundation; an anonymous donor; Shirl Roccapriore and Oils by the Sea Gallery; Cape Cod Five Foundation; Stop & Shop Provincetown, in memory of John Michael Gray; and Keith Hayes and Teresa Townsend. 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.