Looking for something fun to keep your child engaged over the summer? Arts & Scraps is partnering with Project Art, Brilliant Detroit and Mint Artists Guild to help families access free educational and creative materials and attend virtual classes 5 days a week. These four nonprofit organizations are working together to provide fun and engaging STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) classes in response to the community’s need of resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.
STEAM Summer Camp in a Bag
STEAM Summer Camp in a Bag is free to register and after participants register, they are provided with instructions on how and when to pick up their materials at no cost to them. Creative learning materials are all recycled and sourced from Arts & Scraps, the bags are to be picked up from Brilliant Detroit.
“Arts & Scraps has been creating and distributing Creative Supply Kits since the beginning of COVID, but we wanted to add some educational online classes to help parents and children have fun, interactive learning to do while school is out and we are still limited in where we are able to be. This opportunity is helping each of our organizations and the students and parents adjust to online education, helping keep all of our participants safe while we learn and create.” said Ang Adamiak, Arts & Scraps Executive Director.
“Learning is important now because students experience “brain drain” every summer- no one can remember everything they learned through an 8 week break. Students are going to be extra challenged when they return to school this year because their regular classroom environment was disrupted so early in the year. Our goal is to keep students actively engaging in core subjects as well as finding ways to decompress and have fun. We offer Art Therapy, STEM and Art classes for this very reason.” – Ang Adamiak, Arts & Scraps Executive Director.
“All four organizations recognized a need for these classes early on – students still need to be able to be creative. In our experience, students rise to the occasion when they are given materials and an interesting challenge. While we have been able to supply the materials, we wanted to give students a chance to experience challenges that encourage them to use materials and their imaginations. Each partner specializes in helping students achieve his through their own unique blend of creativity and learning. By working together, we can offer classes every day at 2:30, 5 days a week.” – Ang Adamiak, Arts & Scraps Executive Director
More about STEAM Summer Camp in a Bag
Local families are welcomed to register online now! Sign up here: https://www.artsandscraps.org/steam-in-a-bag-registration
Donate to support the STEAM Summer Camp in a Bag program here: https://www.artsandscraps.org/
Arts & Scraps is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that uses recycled industrial scraps to help people of all ages and abilities think, create and learn. Arts & Scraps provides hands-on learning and creative experiences with an emphasis in STEM education.
ProjectArt empowers youth, emerging artists and communities through partnerships with public libraries in 8 cities from coast to coast. Resident artists teach tuition-free, after school art classes to children in divested areas while developing new artwork in library workspaces.
Brilliant Detroit builds kid success families and neighborhoods where families with children ages 0-8 have what they need to be school ready, healthy and stable. It provides proven programming and support from eight Brilliant Detroit homes in high-need neighborhoods.
Mint Artists Guild guides talented Detroit area teen artists to learn, grow and thrive in creative careers and serve their communities. It teaches entrepreneurship and career skills through experiential and peer learning, work opportunities and more.
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