“We are delighted to announce our collaboration with Palo Santo for this upcoming workshop,” says Roni Cortez, Interim Director of Education at IMAS. “Screen printing has not been previously explored within our educational programs. We eagerly anticipate extending this valuable opportunity to our students and are enthusiastic about the mutual learning experience that will ensue as we engage with them in this creative endeavor.”
Supported by the TCA’s priority in Public Safety and Criminal Justice, which emphasizes utilizing art to prevent delinquency and recidivism in youth and adults, “Screen It” offers alternative activities for at-risk youth during periods when school is not in session.
The project’s curriculum, collaboratively developed by the artists from Palo Santo and IMAS Interim Director of Education Roni Cortez, emphasizes communication, collaboration, respect for identity, and creative expression. Through independent and group work, teens will complete projects from start to finish, empowering them to embrace their artistic abilities.
Student artwork will be on exhibit at IMAS following the workshop from January 21 through February 25, 2024.