Youth Outreach

 Youth Outreach

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Aspiring Artist? Art Appreciator?

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Young Artist Guild

The Simpson County Guild of Artists and Craftsmen now has a Young Artist division. We are extremely pleased to announce that we are now welcoming young artists to apply for Guild membership. The Young Artist Guild’s age range for acceptance is from age 13 to 18. Art must be wall or display ready and available for sale to be accepted. Please contact the director, or stop by the Gallery for more information.

Home Is Where Your Art Is

Art created by children for the walls of their new homes. An regular collaborative project with Habitat For Humanity and the Gallery On The Square. This ongoing event is led by an artist who collaborates with the students to create a piece of art for their new home.

Student of the Month

Throughout the school year, teachers are asked to select one student a month to to display their work at the Gallery.

Annual Young Artist Show

Every year in March and April the work of our talented young artists in Franklin, Simpson County is on display at the Gallery.  Each teacher selects 50 works from their classes throughout the year.  We hold a special reception for the show where the community can come and admire out local talent.

Workshops and Classes

During exhibits the Gallery regularly organizes free workshops for our youth that relate to the work on exhibit.  For example, during our glass show we had free workshops on making mosaic, stained glass and making your own glass marble.  At our fiber show, we had free hands-on workshops on making felted soap, spinning and needle felting. Also, we have seasonal workshops geared toward youth.  Every Christmas we have a free workshop on a craft with a Christmas theme.

Monthly Free K-5 Art Class

Every month we offer a free class to children in the K-5 age range. We have a strong belief that all children should have access to art and making.