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George Washington University Corcoran School of the Arts and Design’s Gallery 102 presents artwork from youth in the ArtReach GW program. DC elementary, middle and high school youth in the ArtReach GW Fall 2023 program explored a range of art mediums, methods and concepts through six different courses. Fall courses included: Developing Young Artists, Intro to Character Design, Digital Design II, Art & Action, Archi-builder and Portfolio Development from conceptualizing and building museums with partners at The Washington Architectural Foundation; building fine arts skills; and exploring how art can be used as a tool to communicate messages of unity, peace, and leadership.

Additionally, while learning how to construct their portfolios and working with local artists from SWAG Works DC, high school students in the ArtReach GW Portfolio Development program strengthened their observational drawing, portrait and figure painting, landscape painting and abstract art skills. Students in Digital Design explored the intersection between community and design by reimagining the visitor center at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in collaboration with architects from KTGY. In order to build an animated character from conception to completion, students in the Introduction to Character Design course studied anatomy, posing, shape language, and expression. Classes were led by local artists Simone Agoussoye, Courtney Davis (ArtReach Alum), Leah Young (GW Corcoran College of Arts and Design Alum) and SWAG Works DC.

Join us for the opening celebration on Thursday, December 14 from 6 to 8 pm to celebrate the power of art, community and connection. Light refreshments will be served. ArtReach GW is a community-based arts program offering free, high-quality visual arts education through classes, exhibitions, and events to students, families, and community members in DC Wards 7 & 8 and surrounding areas. As a part of George Washington University (GW)’s Honey W. Nashman Center of Civic Engagement and Public Service, ArtReach GW offers a fun and supportive space for participants to discover their potential through visual arts. In addition to gaining tangible art skills, students sharpen their civic, emotional and intellectual skills by being part of a community of passionate and engaged learners made up of GW staff, alumni, and students and local teaching artists.

Gallery Hours:

  • Wednesday - Saturday, 1-5 PM
  • Closed Dec. 23 - January 1 

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