Education

K Space Contemporary offers a variety of programs that reflect the diversity of its audiences. Through regularly scheduled events for children, adults, schools and community groups K Space Contemporary is dedicated to creating exciting ways for visitors to access and enjoy, as well as learn more about contemporary art and artists.
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Children/Youth

Summer Art Camp, for ages 11-16, is multi-disciplinary and is currently housed within KSC’s gallery. While other art organizations offer summer art camp KSC is the only organization in Corpus Christi offering summer art camp for older children. KSC offers multi-week camps instructed by artists who hold Fine Art degrees teaching either at Texas A & M Corpus Christi, Del Mar College or are professional artists with a passion to work with children. Although there is a fee for summer camp, scholarships are available.
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Keep Corpus Christi Colorful Mural Arts Program, a long term (ongoing) mural project, reaches out to the community of Corpus Christi on various levels by bridging gaps between multiple social issues and creating an engaging and socially minded project. This program teaches how to collaborate with one another and to think conceptually of how art can make a positive difference in the community. Kids begin to understand differences between graffiti, street art and formal mural works. This program is a vehicle for offering vital tools to help form a child’s life in a positive way.
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K-12 Art Education Outreach project offers a free classroom enrichment resource for K-12 teachers who participate. This project follows the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills guideline required by the Texas State Board of Education. Our program currently offers classroom visits including presentations and/or hands-on projects. We offer multi-day visits with more labor intensive art projects such as sculpture, ceramics and mural arts. The goal of this program is to educate, encourage, enlighten and mentor students about contemporary art and its importance in their local community and society.
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Art in Literacy brings art, writing, and storytelling together in a fun, creative teaching forum for children. KSC has teamed up with Corpus Christi’s La Retama Central Library bringing a free and fun way to engage with children located in the inner city neighborhoods surrounding KSC and La Retama Central Library. This program strives to teach the importance of the arts and literacy. KSC is scheduled to visit the library once a month.
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Art in the Garden: Kids in the Know is offered in The Learning Garden at Tom Graham Park, located in Park neighborhood of Corpus Christi. This project uses art activities and community mural painting as a fun teaching tool, helping kids learn and understand the ecological and agricultural environment surrounding them. Art in theGarden is free: promoting community involvement, empowerment, healthy living, good food choices and creativity through the arts. Art in the Garden promotes beautification of The Learning Garden, Tom Graham Park and Oak Park. The Learning Garden was created and is managed by GROW Local South Texas which is a member-based, non-profit with a mission to cultivate a healthy community by growing the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable foods. The Learning Garden and Art in the Garden are endorsed by the City of Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department.
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Dia de los Muertos Street Festival (DDLM): Piñata Contest, Extravagancia de Piñatas, is an annual exhibition and competition for youth held in conjunction with our annual DDLM Festival. Local K-12 teachers are invited to create piñatas with their youth groups, classes and/or after-school clubs. The first 15 teachers to turn in entry forms receive a supply allowance to use towards making their piñata. Cash awards are given for piñatas receiving the highest number of votes in the following categories: Elementary (K-5), Middle School (6-8), and High School (9-12). Awards must be used for classroom supplies. This past year’s piñata contest was sponsored by Navy Army Community Credit Union.
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Dia de los Muertos Street Festival (DDLM): Kids’ Corner offers free children’s activities during KSC’s annual DDLM Festival. By invite, non-profit organizations participate in the Kids’ Corner offering free art, educational, and cultural activities. Activities offered have been mural painting, jewelry making, textile arts, fun environmental awareness activities, and much more. Organizations who have participated are the University of Texas Marine Science Institute, La Retama Central Library, Museum of Science and History, Art Center of Corpus Christi and the Marina Arts District. During this time parents are offered resources for children’s educational opportunities in the Corpus Christi community. 

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Adults/Seniors

K Space Contemporary is headed out of the gallery and into the senior community. KSC will bring the visual arts workshops to you. Currently KSC is scheduling with senior residential communities and senior community centers in the Corpus Christi area. The outreach program offers enriching experiences in the arts to those who prefer to stay close to home or have made it a point to visit their local senior community center. Our program currently offers hands-on art workshops, art film screenings, and artist talks. The goal of this program is to educate, encourage, enlighten and mentor participants about contemporary art and its importance in their local community and society.

The ultimate goal of KSC’s Art Education Outreach Program is to create positive artistic experiences in the lives we touch.

Make sure to check our calendar for upcoming workshops, classes and Summer Art Camp. Also, stay tuned to our FaceBook page, K Space Art Education, for up to the minute news coming live from K Space Contemporary.

 

For more information contact:
Cheryl Votzmeyer – Education Coordinator
arteducation@kspacecontemporary.org
361-887-6834
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