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Free classes prepare teen art students for college

Post Date:06/08/2017

For Immediate Release

Contact: Amy Bolton, Public Information Officer       
Office:  623-882-7053 

Free classes prepare teen art students for college


Goodyear offers ‘Follow Your Art, Jr.’ series for young artists


Follow Your Art, Jr.
Begins Thursday, June 29
Goodyear Community Center, 420 E. Loma Linda Blvd.
Tuesday - Thursday
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Goodyear, Ariz. (June 8, 2017)
– Teens can create an art portfolio and get prepared for college in a free, four week long series of classes dubbed ‘Follow Your Art, Jr.’. Classes begin Thursday, June 29 and run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Goodyear Community Center, 420 E. Loma Linda Blvd.  

The intensive learning program gives high school art students the opportunity to prepare for entry into college or university art programs. In addition to creating a portfolio using their own work, the young artists will create new artwork including drawing, painting, and 2-D design. To help support their higher education success, the students will also learn about various art schools; how to navigate financial aid and grants programs; and prepare them for art school entry requirements with the help of arts professionals. 

Registration is required for the program. To learn more and sign-up, contact Goodyear Recreation at 623-882-7525, email or visit

The ‘Follow Your Art, Jr.’ series is made possible through the generous partnership of Catitude Gallery & Studio, a non-profit community arts center.


About the Arts in Goodyear
The ‘Follow Your Art, Jr.’ series is one of many ways that the city of Goodyear engages the community with opportunities to experience the arts. Adding to the sense of community, public art is on display throughout the city and work by local artists is often on display throughout the city’s public spaces. To enhance the quality of life, Goodyear hosts a series of special events to engage the public in the arts such as: Lakeside Music Fest; Chalk Art in the Park; Hot Coffee Art Lectures; the Library Lecture Series; and the Mayor’s Select Art Contest. With a commitment to furthering art education, the city partners with school districts to cultivate awareness and appreciation of the arts in classrooms.

The Arts and Culture Commission was established in 2006 by the Goodyear City Council to create a distinct sense of place and cultural destination by integrating art into public spaces. Goodyear’s public art program promotes arts and cultural excellence in coordination with the private sector and other governmental agencies to increase awareness of the contributions of arts and culture to our economy and quality of life. The Goodyear Arts & Culture Commission provides leadership in developing a community identity through the arts that embraces, celebrates and unites all of our diverse histories, beliefs, cultures, and aspirations. 
Goodyear Arts & Culture Commission