Art from Ashes has hit the ground running this year with the official launch of a new program offering Drawing on Air
Created as an extension of AfA’s signature Phoenix Rising curriculum, Drawing on Air utilizes visual and tactile art prompts in addition to poetry and spoken word.
This art and poetry hybrid curriculum has been under construction for the past couple of years (and let’s not forget the months of testing, training, and refining that went into the final stages of program development!), so we are ecstatic to finally announce its completion.
Drawing on Air is currently being offered weekly at Denver Online High School. Over the past several weeks (since the eight-week workshop series began on April 14th), youth participants have been exploring new ways to express their creative genius, visualizing and verbalizing their powerful stories through art. In addition to pen and paper, Drawing on Air provides youth with a wide variety of artistic mediums to form their visual metaphors — pastel, watercolor, acrylic paint, crayon, collage, sculpture and clay (just to name a few). The youth at Denver Online High School have created dozens of powerful metaphors during their time in our workshops, and it has been a true honor witnessing their transformation.
Drop by and check it out! You’ll find Drawing on Air workshops at AfA’s FREE drop-in workshops (for youth 24 and younger) every first Wednesday of the month, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
We are so excited to continue to grow and expand our program offerings that facilitate health and hope through creative expression, connection and transformation. Art from Ashes is truly grateful for your support. This is all possible because of YOU! Thank you!!
Courtney Chandler, Program Director