Albus Cavus, a DC non-profit public art organization, is taking participatory public art from the outside to the inside of DC classrooms. Albus Cavus wants to encourage hundreds of DC kids to become active and engaged residents. We are empowering young artists with the creative skills to improve their neighborhoods.
Albus Cavus offers a unique learning experience, connecting with DC's young people who see the new murals going up in their neighborhoods and want to be a part of it.
Watch a short sample of the workshops. On January 17, 2010, Decoy has shared her wheatpasting technique:
Albus Cavus Classroom in Spring 2010 is open every weekend for 20 weeks (January - May 2010) at The Fridge, an artist space on Capitol Hill. The instructors are the artists whose murals are all around the city: in Edgewood, Columbia Heights, and Pleasant Plains.
The student artists will learn and work on actual public art projects; murals and sculptures. The will get hands-on experience with innovative techniques and current approaches to public art process.
The Fridge is an artist space / gallery on Capitol Hill. It's a perfect location for workshops that require access to spacious working space inside as well as outside. It is in walking distance from Eastern Market Metro Station.
Watch this interview with 14-year-old Dana Lopez who helped paint the new Sherman Avenue mural. We want to offer Dana the tools to create art and bring it to the world.
The classroom supplies, scholarships and the instructors are paid for by the supporters like you. Albus Cavus is a not-for-profit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. We thank you in advance for your support.
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