The Michigan Daily - We(4 4. - September 28, 1995
Marie Marolf(left) and her daughter Jackie, age 4, work together on an ArtVentures project. The center allows parents
to encourage and participate in creative activities with their children.
ArtVentures is a department of the Ann Arbor Art Center. The Center
offers art classes, gallery showings of Michigan artists, outreach programs to
Washtenaw Area Schools and other Community Centers. Founded in 1991,
ArtVentures allows children to explore their artistic freedom for a minimal
fee. Children may come in with parents or be dropped off, during open hours,
to create works of art.
Paulina Patterson, age 5, of Ann Arbor, works on her Clear Brightness Festival Kite.
Assistant Director of ArtVentures Amy Flanks brings different cultures to life for the children creating
art projects. Hanks handles project development, where she uses "low-tech" materials to recreate different
Am Hank demnstrates an art techninue Hanks considers the center a