OETA Art Club is a new summer arts program designed to engage students in the arts as traditional summer programs are being canceled. The program combines clips from OETA’s award-winning arts series, Gallery America, with discussion guides and activities for students in grades 6-12. Register by June 15.
“We know first-hand that education does not end in the classroom,” says Curtis Calvin, OETA’s vice-president of education. “OETA Art Club is a valuable opportunity for students and families who may usually depend on a summer arts program. Participants can expect a weekly art challenge using household materials based on a clip from Gallery America.”
OETA Art Club is for all skill levels. Students will need an internet connected device and basic art supplies. The program is free, but registration is required to participate. Registration is now open at OETA.tv/ArtClub and closes June 15. The program launches June 15 and will last eight weeks. Participants who complete the program will be invited to participate in an online Q&A with current Gallery America host, Robert Reid, and former host, Susan Cadot.
Throughout the summer, students are encouraged to share images or videos of their projects by using #OETAArtClub or by tagging OETA (@OETAOK) on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Submitted content may be shared by OETA and/or may appear on television.
OETA Art Club has been developed in partnership with the Oklahoma State Department of Education and the Oklahoma Arts Council.