Set expectations: Many children (and people in general) have “creativity scars” and need to practice silencing the part of their brains that want to be “perfect” in their art making. Creating expectations upfront that include things like “be brave”, “encourage
We’re pleased to announce Ryan Anderson, Mayra Flores and Debra Vanderwerf have joined the nonprofit’s board of directors. Ryan is chief financial officer at OH Partners, an independent, national creative communications agency based in Phoenix. He has over 18 years
Jacob’s face is warm and almost familiar-looking. He greets everyone with a smile and a gentle hug. Jacob, age 19, has come a long way from the 13-year-old camper at Free Arts’ Theater Camp. He recalls, “It was my first
In our Free Arts Day programs, we pair our caring volunteer mentors with children to support them as they express themselves during one-day creative programs often in partnership with local arts and culture organizations. Typically, Free Arts will schedule one
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