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Canco Park / Mana Contemporary Children's art class May 18, 2019

Canco Park Conservancy is bringing affordable art class to Jersey City.

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Canco Park / Mana Contemporary Children's art class May 18, 2019
Canco Park / Mana Contemporary Children's art class May 18, 2019

Time & Location

May 18, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Mana Contemporary, 888 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306, USA

About the event

Canco Park Conservancy Kids Children's Fine Art Class ages 6-12 Hosted by Mana Contemporary Jersey City N.J. 07306 Saturdays 11 am - 1 pm

About this Event

Pacheco's Aprons Kids Art Class Canco Park / Mana Contemporary

What: Pacheco's Aprons / Canco Park Conservancy Children's Art Program

When: May 18, 2019 11am - 1pm

Where: Mana Contemporary - 888 Newark Ave, Jersey City 07306 Located across from Canco Park

Children ages 6-12

Why Art?

Fostering creativity won't just increase a child's chances of becoming the next Picasso. You're also helping mental, social and emotional development. Creating art may boost young children's ability to analyze and problem-solve in myriad ways, according to Mary Ann F. Kohl, author of Primary Art: It's the Process, Not the Product. As kids manipulate a paintbrush, their fine motor skills improve. By counting pieces and colors, they learn the basics of math. When children experiment with materials, they dabble in science. Most important perhaps, when kids feel good while they are creating, art helps boost self-confidence. And children who feel able to experiment and to make mistakes feel free to invent new ways of thinking, which extends well beyond the craft room. Language and confidence talking about art is paramount in this program. Children who are taught to be self expressed speak with confidence and can defend their opinions thus growing into confident adults.

The Canco Park Conservancy is organizing a Children's art class in and near Canco Park. Canco Park is the only open green space in the Journal Square section of Jersey City. We have partnered with Mana Contemporary to create an immersive experience for the children to work in a professional environment and explore their creative expression. The Class will be taught by Gabriel Pacheco a professional artist and educator.

Students will work individually and in groups to create various works over the course of the program. They will be exposed to art works on display in the hallways, galleries and studios at Mana Contemporary as inspiration. Students will then be given instruction and shown techniques to complete their own art work. Each class will finish with a thoughtful critique by the students themselves. They will learn to use their voice to speak in a group setting expressing how the works impact them and will give positive feedback to their fellow artists. Students will be given tools to help them express themselves both visually and verbally.

About The Canco Park Conservancy 501(c)3

The mission of Canco Park Conservancy (CPC) is to restore, beautify and maintain Canco Park, complementing the efforts of the Jersey City Department of Parks and Recreation. Our goal is to enhance the public’s enjoyment and involvement in the Park as a passive space and cultural and educational facility. The Conservancy organizes volunteers to execute its projects and sponsors community events that are open to all to enhance the quality of life among park users and residents of Jersey City, New Jersey.

Canco Park is located at 70 Dey st Jersey City N.J. 07306

About Mana Contemporary

Founded in 2011, Mana Contemporary is one of the largest and most innovative contemporary art organizations in the United States. Through its integrated architectural design, Mana offers exceptional services, spaces, and programming for the greater creative community. Its rapidly expanding flagship location in Jersey City (a factory campus originally built in the 1920s) will eventually encompass a footprint of more than two million square feet.

Mana’s integrated hive structure allows for the exchange of ideas between artists and art world luminaries. Practitioners specializing in a variety of disciplines—including painting, sculpture, photography, dance, film, sound, and performance—work alongside each other in a forward-thinking environment that fosters experimentation, collaboration, and mutual inspiration.

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About Gabriel Pacheco / Pacheco's Aprons

Gabriel is a mixed-media artist who creates works informed by self-definition, cultural identity and the relationship that connects humans and nature.

In 2011, Gabriel started teaching Saturday morning art classes to children in New York City and Jersey City called Pacheco's Aprons. In 2013, Gabriel received the Citation Award from The City of Jersey City recognizing his efforts in teaching art to children in Jersey City.

Gabriel is a full time artist and educator teaching for the Board of Education NY, Archdiocese of New York and independent organizations such as Rush Arts Gallery and the Caribbean Culture Center.

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