Thunderbirds Charities has given a grant award of $5,000 to support WHAM Teen Art Club. The WHAM Teen Art Club (Teen WHAM Art Program) is an inclusive program that welcomes all teenagers with an interest in art or a desire to learn about art. The program provides an environment for teens to explore their creativity and engage in various art projects. The meetings take place on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM, in the WHAM Classroom at 16560 Dysart Rd, Surprise, AZ 85378.
During these gatherings, WHAM artists lead creative art projects that allow the teens to express themselves and learn new artistic techniques. Recent projects have included designing clothing from recycled materials, painting skateboards, decorating gourds, acrylic painting, drum making, rain sticks, and kaleidoscopes. These projects offer hands-on experiences and are meant to be enjoyable for the participants.
One of the primary goals of the Teen WHAM Art Program is to fill the void left by the lack of art programs in many area schools. By reaching out to local schools and teenagers, the program aims to raise awareness of its existence and provide opportunities for artistic exploration. The funds raised for the program will be utilized to facilitate this outreach and provide art materials for each teen meeting.
By providing a supportive and enriching environment, the Teen WHAM Art Program aims to empower teenagers through art and encourage their personal and artistic growth.
This grant is part of the Spring 2023 cycle. View a list of all Recent Grantees.