“Every child is an artist. The problem is to remain an artist once they grow up.” Pablo Picasso
For the last five years, the Kane County Regional Office of Education has encouraged art instruction in the Juvenile Justice Center academic program. While originally art classes were offered exclusively in the summer, it is now offered at various times throughout the school year. The students have taken on a variety of projects including murals, paintings, holiday cards, and sneakers. Due to COVID19, the graphic arts classes were delayed as visitors to the JJC were limited to the most essential personnel. The students’ latest works of art are focused on the garden program.