For the past three months, I have been the teaching artist in a program that is a partnership between the Seattle Art Museum and Seattle Parks and Recreation. The program, called Design Your Neighborhood, is a free, intensive program for teens in Seattle that teaches them about art and design, and how it can be used to bring positive social change in their communities.
This session, I was teaching at the South Park Community Center, where I led a group of about ten teens in the process of redoing the Teen Room in the center. We met for 8 hours a week for three months, the students had a budget of $2,000, and a lot of guidance from some amazing people in the community, including Elisa Renouard and Jerry Garcia, both of whom are architects at Olson Kundig.
It was an amazing experience, and I will be putting a video up soon.