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A Youth Program Supporting Social & Emotional Growth Through Art

At Kirkland Arts Center, we understand that access to quality arts programming is essential to child development.

This Spring, your Kindergartener-Fifth Grader can access a virtual iteration of Make Your Mark!

Create and grow from your own home!

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Make Your Mark
Make Your Mark, by Kirkland Arts Center, is a quality arts-based program for students in Kindergarten through Grade 6. Employing artistic investigations in a variety of mediums, the program supports students’ social and emotional growth through art-making. Make Your Mark demonstrates significant improvement in 21st-century social and emotional skills such as collaboration, communication, empathy, and growth mindset.

In this engaging and purpose-built program, students will explore a variety of artistic mediums with professional teaching artists. Students will be encouraged to use their creativity and imagination to express their own ideas and interpretations through creating art. Our class format will encourage interaction, art-making, social-emotional skills, listening skills, group discussion, problem-solving, exploration, experimentation, and personal expression.

This virtual class is created and taught by the Kirkland Arts Center.  Make Your Mark is built to incorporate CASEL Social-Emotional approaches, explored through the visual arts. Our teaching artists are not only professionals in the arts, but also have experience working with youth, and receive additional training and support to integrate the arts and social-emotional learning.

Classes begin July 14 & 15.
Space is limited. Enroll today!

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Meet Your Teacher

Trish Brownlee is an educated, licensed art teacher, with experience teaching Pre-K through College in a variety of art mediums. She is licensed to teach K-12 Art in Washington and North Carolina. Beyond the fine arts, Trish also has extensive training and specializing in arts integration and social-emotional artistic learning. She currently serves as a teaching artist and the School & Community Partnership Manager for Kirkland Arts Center. She is also an adjunct art professor at the undergraduate level in Graphic Arts through the University of North Carolina – Fayetteville State. Trish has 6 years of experience teaching in K-12 schools.  Trish earned her Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from Pacific Northwest College of Art, and her Bachelors of Arts in Visual Arts + Art Education License from Fayetteville State University.

As a professional artist, Trish works in mixed media, papermaking, printmaking, and photography. She is a published photographer and exhibiting fine artist. Her creative practice embraces transformation and storytelling, exploring traditional media integrated with technology. Trish is an advocate and teaching artist, leading youth and adult art programs in her community.

Kirkland Arts Center is a non-profit organization driven by the belief that art has the power to transform lives.

This program is supported, in part, by the Bradley Family Foundation and donors like you!

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