April 7 -- Program facilitators Leontyne Anglin and April Zay were excited to welcome another awesome group of middle, high school, and college students to the Spring Session of our Young Entrepreneurs Media Arts Academy, following an onsite introduction by Rev. Powell of First Baptist Church of Trenton.
The hands-on training provides students with opportunities to learn firsthand about starting and operate their own businesses as well as forge connections with caring professionals within their respective industries.
Focus for the Spring Session is Upcycling: which fuses art with recycling of found objects, furniture, and other materials.
Session 1 - following an introduction by program facilitators, students were introduced to a special guest presenter, Autin Wright, a local sculptor who has several works of art installed at Grounds for Sculpture, who provided an overview of what it takes to start and build a career as a professional artist.
The group was divided into teams w/ an older student as a team leader to select an item, sand, and prep with base paint for retouching and finishing in the upcoming sessions.
Each team is ultimately responsible for developing a budget, planning, and creating their own original collections which they will showcase and exhibit as a final project.