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The Arts

The Arts

Through access to the arts, Boys & Girls Clubs members strengthen their problem solving and critical thinking skills while exercising their creativity.

Encouraging artistic expression among Club members
Using the interactive National Fine Arts Program Guide, staff can guide youth through the various art projects with step-by- step instructions and instructional videos. A panel of distinguished judges selects works for inclusion in the National Fine Arts Exhibit, which is displayed throughout the ensuing year at BGCA events, including the annual National Conference.
A Drama Education Program 
The Drama Matters Program is a weekly program consisting of 60 minute sessions segmented for beginner, intermediate and advanced members. Each session can be adapted to fit the age of participants as well. Sessions consist of a short warm-up; a main activity of games, script work or performance; and a 10-minute cool-down. The Lessons in Stagecraft Program Guide includes many different ways for members to express themselves creatively, from costumes to set design to directing.

National Photography Program 
The ImageMakers is full of fun, creative activity ideas for three skill levels, contains a brief, user-friendly guide for advisers and details information about the annual photography contest that provides local, regional and national recognition. Club members’ photographs selected at the contest’s national level are exhibited at BGCA’s National Conference and other events. Each winning artist’s work is featured in a virtual gallery on the ImageMakers Web site, www.imagemakersbgca.org

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