O'Keeffe Art and Leadership Program for Girls and Boys
The O'Keeffe Art and Leadership Program for Girls, founded in 1998, provides adolescent girls, 11-13 years, with opportunities for independent thinking, skill-building, problem solving and the development of their artistic talents. Areas of concentration include topics on identity, creativity and self-esteem. This interactive program seeks to create a support system for girls, utilizing art-making and women artist role models, particularly Georgia O'Keeffe, to promote girls' creative abilities.
The O'Keeffe Art and Leadership Program for Boys, modeled after the girls program, was piloted in 2002. Created for adolescent boys, 11-13 years, the program focuses on self discovery and the exploration of creativity through art making, writing, music, and movement exercises that promote resiliency and non-violent behavior. Professional male museum staff, artists and interns lead the program and serve as role models.
For more information, please contact:
Shannon Bay, Art and Leadership Program Coordinator