In New Orleans, MAP is collaborating with YaYainc. and the Youth Study Center to bring a series of collage and concrete poetry-based projects to local teens. Students are engaged in a creative journaling/drawing/collaging process while learning to assess changes in personal growth, emotional balance, and increased self-expression with collage and paper based assignments. This project has a dual purpose: (1) to enhance the personal growth and emotional balance of the students through literature and writing, and (2) to help students explore a variety of artistic materials. Students will study the journals of Frida Kahlo, Zora Neale Hurston, Asger Jorn, and others to gain insight into the founding of an artistic practice.
MAP has been facilitating and leading programs over the last three years in the Greater New Orleans area. Our past programs existed at the Seventh Ward community organization The Porch, providing training for teen educators to teach fashion, animation, screenwriting and photography classes for local children. By emphasizing cultural relevancy, MAP’s summer programs explored the political, social and cultural circumstances surrounding Juneteenth.
NEW! Check out the MAP NOLA Project Blog maintained by Kandis Williams.
Images from the program can be found on our Facebook page.