About the Mini-Documentaries:
During the summer of 2017, Creative Art Works’ Youth Apprentices painted public art at five locations in Manhattan and The Bronx. Both the art and our young artists are larger than life. A roving team of young documentarians captured their creative process to tell the stories and reveal the experiences of our Youth Apprentices.
About the Public Art Youth Employment Program:
Public Art Youth Employment Programs give teens and young adults full-time summer jobs and part-time jobs after school to create large-scale public art and multimedia projects. Youth Apprentices are guided by professional teaching artists from the initial concept development through client presentation, to the final edit and public unveiling or premier. Along the way, they gain tangible employment and life skills such as leadership, teamwork, responsibility and the power of taking initiative. They are empowered by the enduring accomplishment in their work of art and its positive impact on the community.
About Creative Art Works:
Creative Art Works (CAW) is a 31-year-old nonprofit that empowers young people through the visual and multimedia arts. Our programs equip children, teens, and young adults with essential tools and skills; connect them with community, academic success, and career opportunities; and inspire them to reach for new possibilities. Working in underserved neighborhoods of New York City, in public schools, community centers, parks, and libraries, CAW provides dynamic art-making experiences for youth who otherwise lack access. Our programs build confidence, unlock a love of learning, and teach valuable technical and developmental skills while creating profound connections between our young constituents, their art and their communities. Students are never charged for participation in our programs.
Creative Art Works is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, EIN #13-3638436
Copyright © 2017 Creative Art Works. All rights reserved.
About the Paintings
“Picture Hope” & “The Wayward Path”
by Masks Off
Creative Art Works has produced its sixth public artwork for New York Family Court. These youth-created canvases are intended to help visitors from all walks of life feel welcome and safe, and to honor the dedication of all of those who work to uphold the mission of the Court.
Unveiling Celebration: Monday, August 7th, 3:00 PM
New York Family Court
460 Lafayette Street, Fourth Floor
Jessie Novik, Teaching Artist
Lauren Genutis, Teaching Artist Assistant