Technology that is fully integrated into the program has helped YUCA Arts to enhance how they teach
graphic design and screen printing
. Computers and design software are integral to developing student’s designs and ideas. Mr. Acevedo commented on the importance of computer donations from the
National Cristina Foundation
These donations have helped them to implement programs. “You are part of what has allowed us to exist,” he noted. Parent volunteers, adult mentors and experienced degreed artists inform program development. Students are taught techniques used by designers using various graphic and illustration designs.
Their partnership, through a project to create a mural with the Climate Museum in New York City, was a highlight of the museum’s recent campaign. “When you add community engagement and, that young people now had a greater investment in being part of something that is bigger, that certainly affirmed for YUCA Arts students (Mr. Acevedo proudly states) that art binds us all together.”
The seeds of creativity produce beautiful blooms!