Art Reach is a free multidisciplinary afternoon immersion program that provides substantive arts and humanities education for youth aged 13 years and up, in partnership with the Provincetown, Nauset and Monomoy School Systems, and Provincetown Community Television.
Art Reach combines a project-based, youth-centered curriculum with classroom instruction in a variety of disciplines. The two-semester program runs October through mid-May and meets four afternoons per week—Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday—culminating with an exhibition in PAAM’s galleries. Youth may register for one or both semesters.
Art Reach combines structure and freedom. Planned activities such as lectures on art, films, group activities, music, graphic novels, video production, gallery talks, figure drawing or painting, and creative collaborations are coupled with time to identify and realize individualized projects. AR students have written original music; learned dry point etching, monoprint and silk screen printing; written and illustrated graphic novels and comics; worked on fiction and poetry; interpreted works of art from PAAM’s museum collection; created large and small figurative sculpture; created tattoo designs, video, photography and content for the Art Reach Website. Student work is featured and celebrated in PAAM’s galleries during the program year.
Art Reach is supported in part by Ted Jones and Peter Petas; the Aeroflex Foundation: the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency; an anonymous donor; the Bilezikian Family Foundation; the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, an initiative of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, which partners with the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts to administer the program; and in partnership with the Provincetown, Nauset, and Monomoy School Districts, Nauset Youth Alliance and Provincetown Community Television.