Arts

Allowing youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, performing arts, crafts, and creative writing.

 

 

ImageMakersImage Makers

The Image Makers National Photography Program teaches our members all about black-and-white, color, digital, and alternative process photography. The program includes activities tailored to three different skill levels and offers an opportunity for our members to enter an annual photography contest that provides local, regional and national recognition.  Selected photographs are exhibited at the Boys & Girls Club of America’s National Conference and featured in a virtual gallery on the Image Makers website.

 

ClayTechClay Tech

Learning about animation is what Clay Tech is all about. A “hands-on” experience to be sure, Clay Tech allows our members to create storyboards and clay characters which are then filmed and the resulting movies edited for viewing. Clay Tech exposes our members to the art and science involved in creating animation, careers in this field, and the importance of teamwork.

 

DramaMattersDrama Matters

All the world’s a stage, and for our youth it starts with Drama Matters. A weekly drama education program, Drama Matters consists of 60-minute sessions designed to build self-confidence, spark creativity and boost academic achievement. Each session starts with a short warm-up exercise followed by games, script work or performance activities, and ends with a 10-minute cool-down. Drama Matters provides our members with the opportunity to express themselves creatively, from costume design to set design to directing.

 

PerformingArtsCenterMusic Lessons

Our Performing Arts Center offers affordable private music lessons for all our members. Music Director Hope Kikuchi has over 30-years experience as a private teacher, clinician, and professional musician.  We offer lessons in flute, clarinet, saxophone, recorder, beginning and intermediate piano, drums, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone horn, tuba, and beginning and intermediate guitar.

For more information about the program and cost, please contact, hope.kikuchi@bgcpasadena.org