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School's Out Art Program  (SOAP)   
Hands' On Workshops
(HOW)
OVERVIEW

What will students be learn and how will they learn it?

ZCAF’s SOAP and HOW programs are designed to provide area youths with a fun and supportive atmosphere that reinforces classroom teaching, infusing academic and career-focused information within the context of a project-based arts education program that focuses on the needs of various learning styles – all with the focus on bridging the ‘achievement gap’ inner city young adults confront. At the same time, our programs are not just fun and games or ‘babysitting.’ We will be asking a lot of our participants.        

Students will be learning, practicing, and refining the kinds of skills and tasks that most people encounter on the job site. For example, HOW students will collaborate on the design and installation of their own art exhibit. This type of collaboration is translatable to many career-based activities, such as: working as a team in the operating room performing a surgery, performance in a musical ensemble, work in the military, and working in a large retail establishment.

SOAP and HOW offer a low staff-to-student ratio of 1 staff for every 10 students. Our Teaching Team will be able to mentor and nurture students, in a relationship not unlike an athletic coach and their team. ZCAF’s Teaching Team will be able to provide one-on-one assistance with college applications, job applications, and the development of student’s art portfolio.

ZCAF’s Hands’ on Workshops will be a Partnership Between…
     DCPS School-based Administrators and ZCAF Administrators
     Professional Artist-Educators & Certified DC Public School Art Teachers
     DCPS Students, Parents, and Guardians
     ZCAF & DCPS Out-of-School-Time Programming
     ZCAF & DCPS- Arts/Teaching & Learning Office


ZCAF HOW STUDENTS WILL:

Write, proofread, edit, and refine Artist’s Statements.

Present their writing & art to the group.

Receive feedback from peers and provide feedback to peers.

Work in a team.

Work independently.

Problem-solve and complete tasks within a deadline.

Meet specific project guidelines and follow instructions.

Work with finite resources: limited time and specific materials.

Be Challenged...AND HAVE FUN!
 

 

 

HOW for
TEENS -
AGE 13-18

HOW for
YOUNG ADULTS - AGE 18-24

SOAP
Schedule

HOW
Class Locations

Zenith Community Arts Foundation     1429 Iris Street, NW, Washington DC  20012    202-783-8005    zenithcommunityarts@zcaf.org