THE REC 

North Tonawanda Youth Center

Art Around the World

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”
-Degas


  • Kids Grades 2 - 6
  • NT Residents: $10 per       class  (sibling discount       available)
  • Non-Residents: $20           per class
  • @ Pine Woods Park,         main pavilion
  • See dates below
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Lunch included



Our summer visual arts course will feature bright, colorful, exciting art from artists around the world. 


Each class will feature an artist from a different region, culture or ethnic background.


We will review their art style and then spend time creating art inspired by the artist. Students will get to use their choice of material and receive as much guidance as they require to create fine artwork that they are proud of. 


Our classes will culminate with an art exhibition, complete with an opening celebration where families can see the student work on display. Students can share what they learned and explained their pieces to interested guests.


They will then get to take their framed masterpieces with them to hang in their own home gallery.



SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE. 

Email Michelle at mbernas@northtonawanda.org for details.

 

MEET THE ARTISTS


Click on their picture to learn more about them

EAST ASIA


Takashi Murakami

Japan

"Super Flat Art"

Tuesday, July 6

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SOUTH PACIFIC


Kura Te Waru Rewiri

Maori, New Zealand

Koru (Coiled Fern) Art

Thursday, July 8

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THE MIDDLE EAST


Etel Adnan


Lebanon


Abstract Landscapes


Tuesday, July 13

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THE CARIBBEAN


José Meléndez Contreras


Puerto Rico


Geometric Figure


Thursday, July 15

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SOUTH AMERICA


Romaro Britto


Brazil


Pop Art Pets


Tuesday, July 27

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AFRICA


Justin Laryea


Ghana


African Mask Inspired Paintings


Thursday, July 29

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NORTH AMERICA


Alma Thomas


United States


Abstract Suns


Tuesday, August 3

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EUROPE


Aurelia Durand


France


Simplified Portraits


Thursday, August 5

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GALLERY SHOW

Saturday, August 14


11:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Carnegie Art Center, 240 Goundry St, North Tonawanda


Family and friends are invited to view the student's works of art and hear them talk about what they student learned and how they feel about their interpretation of the artist's style and design.


Light fare and soft beverages will be served.


The gallery show will run in conjunction with the Carnegie Art Centers 

monthly Makers Market that takes place outside on their lawn every second Saturday of the month starting in May and going into September 2021.

This monthly event will feature up to 35 vendors selling handcrafted, vintage items or food/drink on our lawn space.

Please wear a mask when attending this event.

 

MEET THE TEACHER

Tracy Rose is a visual arts teacher beginning her 20th year of teaching for the Buffalo Public Schools this September. 


She has experience teaching grades pre-k through eight, with extensive background in project-based learning and cross-curricular lesson planning. 


Her focus is on creating culturally responsive lessons, in which students create and learn about art from diverse backgrounds so that all students feel valued and represented. 


Mrs. Rose loves to make art accessible and fun, so that the love of creating follows her students into adulthood. Mrs. Rose lives in North Tonawanda with her husband, Paul, their two daughters, Ariana and Isabella, and their dogs Gracie and Juniper.