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Friday, October 7, 2016

Now on View: WAM Studio Class Program and Worcester Youth Center Exhibition

The Higgins Education Wing will exhibit artwork created by teen artists as a part of a multi-year collaboration between Worcester Art Museum’s Studio Class Programs and the Worcester Youth Center. This exhibition features a variety of artwork created over two years of programming by twenty-five artists; including painting, sculpture, illustration, mixed media, and photography. Led by WAM Faculty Members Jennifer Swan and Jamie Buckmaster, teens tackled tough issues through their artwork such as racism and oppression. Their artwork will be on view from October 1 – October 24.

Our studio art philosophy places value on the process of creating art and learning to think and respond creatively. We provide an environment where students can explore other cultures through our outstanding collection of artworks from antiquities to contemporary art. Students will have the opportunity to try new materials and gain self-confidence. All artists, not just those with perceived talents, benefit from working with art materials and learning about self-expression.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. The Higgins Education Wing is open Sunday–Saturday, 9am–5pm. Register for a Studio Art Class with Worcester Art Museum to be eligible for our next student exhibitions! WAM’s Fall session for teens starts soon! Weekend classes being October 1st and afterschool studio classes start October 6th.

Click here for more information about upcoming classes and workshops.

- Ashley Occhino, Manager of Studio Class Programs

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