WHAT IS THE TRUCK STUDIO?
Have you seen A.W.E.'s brightly painted mini-vans driving around your neighborhood and stopping in the parks near you? The A.W.E. Truck Studio Fleet of Imagination consists of four donated mini-vans stocked with exciting art supplies and staffed by enthusiastic professional artists and assistants. The Truck Studio is a FREE program operating during the summer Monday through Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. for six weeks and throughout the school year during certain afternoons and weekends at all the Milwaukee Public Libraries. The artists guide children through fun and engaging experiences designed to stimulate the imagination while exploring art media like painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture and more! Along the way they learn about famous artists, cultural art traditions, elements of art and principles of design. Many projects use recycled materials or simple materials and can be repeated at home.
Please note: This is a drop-in program. There is no pre-registration and children are free to come and go as they please. Parents and caregivers are welcome and encouraged to join in the art activities. The program is intended for neighborhood children and families. Day care and youth groups are invited to contact the A.W.E. office to discuss other opportunities.
BRING THE TRUCK STUDIO TO YOUR LOCATION!
The Truck Studio program is also available on a fee-for-service basis to visit community centers and youth organizations interested in making the visual arts part of their youth program or special event. Contact A.W.E. to discuss a customized visual arts program designed to appeal to your group's interests, ages and needs.
WHY VISIT AND SUPPORT THE TRUCK STUDIO?
Since the program’s inception the Truck Studios have reached thousands of children with educational arts experiences. A.W.E.’s Truck Studio program enhances the community by:
- Offering children imaginative arts experiences as an alternative to boredom, inactivity or unsafe activities.
- Bringing arts enrichment activities directly to children in high need neighborhoods.
Integrating creative arts into the everyday lives of children.