Young Artists Take Flight During Pittsburgh Public School's Summer Dreamers Academy


This Summer, Students participating in Pittsburgh Public School's Summer Dreamers Academy are collaborating to create amazing works of art piece by peice. Union Project Arts Coordinator, Jenna Vandenbrink and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts teaching artist, Laura Jean Mclaughlin have joined forces this summer to teach a class of rising 5th-7th graders about creative expression with clay and mosaics during Pittsburgh Public School's 2011 Summer Dreamer's Academy. The students have spent the last 6 weeks working collaboratively at Peabody High School, bringing to life sections of a large mosaic that will be hung prominently in a public space. Additionally, the students have learned many new techniques, and have made their own ceramic creations, from functional pottery on the potters wheel to whimsical hand built sculptures.


The Summer Dreamers Academy is a free, premiere camp launched by the Pittsburgh Public Schools in July 2010 to engage students in learning and combat summer learning loss. This year marks the first year of involvement for Union Project, connecting and creating with over 25 youth artists and sharing our unique brand of arts programming with the Pittsburgh Public Schools. The 2011 Summer Program will end with a culminating show and art sale of the students work on Wednesday, August 10th from 1-4pm at Pittsburgh Peabody High School. All are welcome to attend the and support Union Project's newest budding artist/entrepreneurs as they display their hard work for all to see.