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Denney Art Blog

on August 23, 2011

I’m happy to announce that Denney Juvenile Justice Center has an art blog as well as our poetry blog.

Please check out our new art blog here.

The poetry blog can be found here.

At Denney, we are lucky to have two art programs. The first, Art Alternatives, is a program in which, each week, the teens participate in an art class that is facilitated by teaching artist, Henri Wilson. As a part of the class, teens have also written and illustrated four different picture books including:

A Possible Day at The Farm

Possible Night of Dreams

Possible Sights Around the World

Possible Creature Questions

You can read more about Art Alternatives Here

The second way teens at Denney Juvenile Justice Center participate in art is through the Blanche Miller Art Exhibit Program. Blanche Miller, a former Snohomish County Juvenile Court Administrator, designed a portion of her estate to be used for funding programs that serve court involved youth. One of the projects of the Miller Trust is the Art Exhibit Program which hires artist/mentors to work with groups of up to eight young people, taking them through a detailed art process related to the genre of the artists. Workshops have included classes in fused glass, leaded glass, a mosaic fish project, and basketry from locally harvested cedar. The participants in the Blanche Miller Art Exhibit Program may be credited with community service hours and agree to share their artworks for exhibit for a period of two years.

The first “blog art gallery” display on the Denney Art Blog is a workshop in which Henri and I collaborated in art and writing.

We hope you will subscribe to both the Denney Art Blog and the Denney Poetry Blog as we’ll be posting more art and poetry over the upcoming school year!


2 responses to “Denney Art Blog

  1. Ann Teplick says:

    LOVE this, Mindy!

  2. Thanks for the inspiration to come back from the blog vacation!

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