Honey Shine Mentoring Program and ARTOPIA at New World School of the Arts Join Forces for Young Girls at Risk:
“I am the Vision I Create” was this year’s theme, and the girls and their mentors did not hold back in creating vibrant and meaningful art that portrayed a positive self-image in which they expressed themselves.
Brinay, age 11
Anessa, Age 9
“This creative exercise allowed us to see a glimpse into the past, present and future. Each beautiful piece says so much about where our girls come from, their current state and how they visualize themselves as successful women,” said Tracy Wilson Mourning, founder of the Honey Shine Mentoring Program.
ArtOpiA is an arts mentoring program launched in 2001 to benefit neglected and disadvantaged children. The main objectives of the program are to encourage children to explore creativity, to impart an appreciation of art and design and its power to communicate, and to introduce children to careers in design and the visual arts.
The ArtOpiA program at New World School of the Arts in Miami provides an annual mentoring program to young children to facilitate them in creating artwork based on a theme. The mentors work on a one-on-one basis covering fundamental art and design concepts, computer layout programs and various other media including painting, photography and collage. Source: mrprinc
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Photos: mrprinc and Wireimage