This Asociación de Artes program is called Crear Nuevos a Artistas en La Concha (To Create New Artists in The Conch). One Saturday a month, from October through June, volunteers from the Asociación de Artes teach over forty kids how to make jewelry, greeting cards, Christmas ornaments and various other crafts. The objective is to teach them art and craft-making techniques that they may not have the opportunity to learn at school or at home. The children sign up for the Saturday morning sessions at school and their parents have to provide written permission for them to participate. After the two-hour sessions, the kids are treated to fruit juice and cookies. This is a very popular portion of the program.
If you have a skill or talent that you would like to share with the children or have some extra art or crafting supplies you can spare, send an email to Kathy Obenshain or Carol Dixon at firstname.lastname@example.org