Kristin’s Artists of Promise (K@P for short) is at the heart of Arts@302’s mission to serve the community of Broken Arrow and was made possible by private donations and the Kristin Chenoweth Arts and Education Fund
Partnering with Broken Arrow Public Schools, students in 4th and 5th grade are bussed three days a week to the art center from Rhoades and Oakcrest, the elementary schools that bookend Broken Arrow’s Main Street, for this free and year-long program.
After a snack, provided by Broken Arrow Neighbors, the young artists get to work creating.
From painting to clay, dance to music, students are exposed to a wide variety of experiences within the arts umbrella. All of the staff members who work with the K@P artists have backgrounds both working with children, and in the arts. By demonstrating our crafts and sharing our enthusiasm with our young students, we can show them potential careers and pathways in the arts.
Working artists from around the state come to work with the students on project based activities, so their experiences are not limited to what the regular staff can provide, but also a swath of other mediums and art forms.
Last year we had dance performances, music compositions, leather mask construction and many more. This year the students will be designing shelves, making jewelry, exploring music, firing clay, printing shirts, sketching live animals and many more projects.
The full enrollment shows us that there is not only a need for more arts programming in Broken Arrow, but that our youngest citizens are positively eager to engage in these opportunities.
If even one student comes away from the program with more confidence and enthusiasm for exploring their own creativity as life-long creators, we will have succeeded.
But it is our goal that every single one of our artists experiences that growth.
You can help by purchasing supplies for the program from our Amazon Wishlist.
If you or your business would like to volunteer or donate to this program, please contact us at email@example.com.