Detroiters have a tough reputation to overcome, especially growing up. Detroit kids are tough and persevere, just like the city they are from. Detroit has now become a national hub for many things, including creativity and the arts but it is shocking to hear that 60% of Detroit Public schools lack art in their curriculum. Art education is so important to growing minds. Art Road provides special arts activity classes, including supplies and an instructor, at no cost to elementary schools that lack art programs. Art road is shaping the next generation of creative minds by bringing art class back to schools in Detroit.
Our next project is going to be engaging our students in local pollution and recycling issues. On October 12th we will be assembling our 5 sculptures in the art room with our students and volunteers made with found items from the Great Lakes, inspired by the Washed Ashore Project. Over 1200 students will be taught and impacted by Art Road about the importance of recycling. We would love your support to make the 5 Great Lake sculptures come to life! If you have love for the great lakes, children and art please consider donating today. If you would like to be more involved in the project please reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our 5 sculptures will be focused on the Great Lakes, inspired by Washed Ashore. These 5 fish sculptures will be created with items found from the 5 Great Lakes. Washed Ashore features giant sculptures of sea life made almost entirely from trash collected from beaches. These sculptures help to raise awareness about marine debris and plastic pollution. Our sculptures that we create will be on display with the National Washed Ashore exhibit going on at the Denver Zoo through January 2017. Our goal is to get these sculptures on display at each respective Great Lake in the summer of 2017 and a potential field trip to a Great Lake with the students in the program.