This is My Philly

Seeking College Student Volunteers and Young (8-13 year old) Workshop Participants

WHEN: Saturday, March 5, 2016, 1:00–4:00 pm
WHERE: Moore College of Art & Design | 20th Street and the Parkway, Room 206, Philadelphia PA 19103
WHAT: A free creative writing and image making workshop for kids ages 8-13
WHO: Taught by AIGA Philadelphia Graphic Design Students and Spells Writing Lab
HOW: Volunteers Register Online here
EDUCATORS: please advise students of this opportunity and circulate the attached flyer, Students: sign up!

AIGA Philadelphia’s annual partnership with Spells Writing Lab celebrates the unique neighborhoods of Philadelphia. Spells Writing Lab is a local organization that provides free writing workshops and after-school tutoring for a diverse mix of kids and teens from the surrounding community.

For this workshop, design students from programs at local colleges are paired with children ages 8 to 13. Under the guidance of AIGA Philadelphia and Spells Writing Lab, children create poems and illustrate them with collages that showcase “their Philadelphia (or surrounding areas!)”

The intent of This is My Philly is threefold: to promote the power of images and the written word, to promote art and design as a viable career option to elementary school students and to promote diversity in the field of graphic design. AIGA Philadelphia and our partner, Spells Writing Lab, draw upon their complementary creative skills to celebrate Philadelphia, a city of many neighborhoods. This is My Philly seeks to engage and motivate participants by focusing on Philadelphia’s positive qualities, as well as the responsibility we all have in maintaining and improving our community.

And, if you know a child between the ages of 8-13 have them register for this free workshop here.

By aigaphiladelphia
Published February 13, 2016
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