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Community School Art Center

During the 2018-2019 school year, Framework Arts served over 500 students, families, and community members with the launch of the Community School Art Center at Escalante Elementary School. This model utilizes the school as a creative hub for the neighborhood with gallery display opportunities, family art classes (as part of Family Art Studio), and presentations from local young creatives about their careers and opportunities.

The year saw our largest attendance at Family Art Studio yet, with six separate classes and community partners (over 17 different nights) including the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Marriott Book Arts, Eugene Tachinni, KRCL, PEAU, and Saltgrass. We were also able to pilot a session of Family Art Studio at Mary W. Jackson Elementary with 40 people attending!

Shawn TeigenProjects
Creative Career Talks
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Recognizing that we build a creative community over time and from the ground up, Framework Arts and The City Library have put together a program that helps elementary and middle school students learn about non-linear career paths and creative career opportunities through connecting with local creative professionals. Presenters conduct sessions at the Day Riverside Branch and at Escalante Elementary.

Creative professionals are defined broadly- traditional art careers such as visual arts, performing arts and art/museum educators, but also other creative fields such as hair stylists, fashion designers, dj's and tattoo artists.

Join us for this program out at Day Riverside Library the third Monday of every month.

This program is funded through the generous partnership of The City Library and the Salt Lake Arts Council’s Arts Learning Grants.

Shawn TeigenProjects
Live hard. Color hard. Fundraiser!

Thanks to everyone who attended our first fundraiser on Friday night! It was a great success. And particularly because we weren’t raided by the liquor or gambling police. We followed all of the laws and we still had fun... once we stopped imagining accidentally using the word "raffle" or something and then having a swat team storm in.

Family Art Studio at Escalante

Our first Family Art Studio at Escalante has concluded! Such a wonderful experience for Framework Arts and the families. In addition to beautiful family portraits, participants created a visual collage entitled, “Where we have been, where we are now, and what we hope for your future.”

The 4th night of Family Art Studio at Escalante. Families continue to negotiate the choices on the portraits. This part is the best, paintings that were okay last week suddenly become fantastically complicated! And next time will get even better. Everyone has requested extra nights!

Jesse WalkerProjects
Family Art Studio

A partnership between Framework Arts and Art Access as part of their Dreamers programming and exhibit.

Salt Lake City is home to vibrant immigrant and refugee populations, presenting opportunities in our neighborhoods and schools for diverse storytelling in a variety of forms.

This class is being held on Wednesday evenings at Escalante Elementary, located in the West Pointe/Rose Park neighborhood. We have 13 families participating with children from 3-6th grade (and their younger siblings).

We have looked at a variety of artists to get inspiration for two projects: painted family portraits and mixed media drawn collages. The latter are entitled Where We Have Been, Where We Are Now, and Where We Hope We Are Going. Both projects are collaborative pieces that are being planned and created by all of the family members. A significant part of the class is the planning and discussion that has to happen between family members as they work out how they want to tell their stories and how they want to work together on the physical creation. Next week we begin painting, adding another layer to the stories and another layer of negotiations between kids and parents, the space and the materials.