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  • The ARTS at Marks Garage presents: Spring Break Art Program For Teens - Monday, March 16th - Friday March 20th 10:00AM - 4:00PM

The ARTS at Marks Garage presents: Spring Break Art Program For Teens

Monday, March 16th -- Friday March 20th 10:00AM -- 4:00PM

Starting on Monday, March 16th, The ARTS at Marks Garage will host a free one-week art program for teens, ages 13 -- 18.

Teens will collaborate with the Chinatown community on the subject of urban revitalization. Then using the newly acquired knowledge, expand the conversation through their miniature street scene installations.

Artist educator, Christie Knoll will introduce teens to the design thinking method as they examine their community's present and future. Teens will be asked to look at their environment, consider the possibilities and engage in a meaningful dialogue with local small business owners. Teens will examine and analyze the pros and cons of urban revitalization in Chinatown. They will then be provided with materials and instructions enabling them to create a temporary and non-invasive form of street art installation. These installations will serve as a reflection of the knowledge and understanding gained through the program.

In this program, teens will learn about the history of street art, trending local and global artists, photography, sculpture, and design. Their miniature sculptures and dioramas will be placed in different areas of Chinatown with the knowledge that they may be moved or recreated by the world around them. This project is inspired by London street artist, Slinkachu.

Limited space is available, register by Friday, March 6th. For more information or to sign up, please contact Christie Knoll at 521 -- 2903, Christie Knoll holds a Masters in Art Education and has over 20 years experience working with out-of-school programming. Knoll owns Roping the Moon Studio, specializing in designing meaningful art experiences for various venues.

This project is funded through both the O'io fund and SETO fund.

About HAPA: Hawaii Academy of Performing Arts won U.S. Small Business Administration's 2013 Minority Small Business Champion for Honolulu County. In 2012 we won Pacific Business News Nonprofit Leadership award, the Kalama Award from Rotary Club, and a proclamation from the Mayor of Honolulu for "Excellence in the Perpetuation of the Arts & Culture". Founded in 1997, HAPA's mission is to transform our community through the power of the arts, and establish Chinatown, Honolulu as the creative capital of the Pacific.

Our flagship program The ARTS at Marks Garage is a community arts center with a 1,000 sq. ft. gallery, a 1,000 sq. ft. theater, and a 1,000 sq. ft. office space founded in 2001. Marks is home to 13 performing and visual arts businesses including Youth Speaks Hawaii and Hawaii Shakespeare Festival. 45,000 visitors attend 13 exhibits and 150 performances each year. Marks and HAPA staff co-founded Chinatown's most popular event, First Friday Honolulu and also manage Chinatown Artists Lofts providing 13 live/work spaces, and Chinatown Art Corps providing afterschool programming for at-risk teenagers.

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