Young imaginations light up through a variety of projects from all types of media.
Kids capture action and images within the club and outside through this hands-on photography program. Both 35mm and digital cameras are used as members learn about composition, lighting and how to shoot a good picture.
This year-round program exposes members to an array of artistic media. Kids work in pastels, oils, acrylics, watercolors, mixed media, collage, ceramics, printmaking or photography. Once a year selected pieces from each Club head to the National Fine Arts Exhibit held at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s national headquarters.
Kids experience the limelight through song, dance, drama, musical instruments or spoken word. Performances or Talent Shows for live audiences occur quarterly at each Club.
Whatever the season or holiday, there’s always decorating to do. Kids pitch in with an array of projects to help make their Clubs and homes more festive.
Members learn to express their creativity through movement.
Club members create their own cheerleading squad. They create cheers and boost Club spirits during sporting events.
The Garden Club gets kids outdoors and their hands into the soil. Members plant vegetables, fruits or flowers and care for them as they grow. While getting gardening tips, kids also learn about the health and financial benefits of growing their own food.
Using beads, metal, clay and environmental materials, kids create works of art they can wear. Group and individual projects introduce members to the practice of making functional art.
Members add color and beauty to their clubs and communities through mural painting.
Art Room Practices
Members visit cultural venues like the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Walker Art Center, Sculpture Gardens, Science Museum, Minnesota Zoo and IMAX Theater.
Each Club hosts a quarterly variety show giving kids a chance to perform publicly. Acts are screened by the Unit Director or Art Director.