Art Adventures City Housing Hamilton

 

The ArtAdventures program offered City Housing Hamilton children creative arts and recreation activities based in their surrounding natural environment with an emphasis on sustainable and affordable arts programming. I assisted in the development of ArtAdventures as Program Coordinator. Throughout the summer community children and youth engaged in weekly art activities and projects onsite, open to anyone between the approximate ages of 5 and 15 years old.

ArtAdventures also provided four youth from the surrounding Dundas/Hamilton area with the opportunity to train and deliver arts programming while learning leadership skills and achieving involvement in their greater community. In addition youth leaders learned to mentor, create, develop and implement the ArtAdventures programming with the support of program coordinator and visiting artists.

ArtAdventures children and youth who participated became more engaged and involved in their community and in turn felt less stigmatized by their financial constraints. The structured weekly arts program provided children and youth with a safe learning environment to explore and absorb information related to cognitive and creative based activities.