Art Encounter annually offers an exciting eight-week program that connects art-makers across generations through original collaborative art projects.
With the belief that mentorship is a creative dialogue, this inter-generational program, offered annually over the past 15 years, enables seniors and teens to mentor each other through the creation of art together. Students in high school are paired with older mentor artists and art enthusiasts, and over eight weeks they work together to make expressive artworks together. Following initial large group activities, pairs are formed; and each couple creates a shadow box reflecting their shared interests, origins, personal histories, and dreams for the future. Through the experience of seeing new perspectives in a non-traditional format, Linking Generations develops long lasting friendships across generations and provides artists of all ages new approaches to creating and thinking about art.