Jump Start Program


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Jump Start is part of Buffalo Arts Studio’s education program that empowers Buffalo youth to explore their interest in art, develop a portfolio, and prepare for entry into college.

 
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The Program:

Buffalo Arts Studio works with high-school students who show a strong ability and interest in the visual arts and guides them along their college and career path. The Jump Start program features FIVE parts:

1. Excellent Classes – Coursework includes drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture and digital media.

2. Thought-Provoking Field Trips – Students visit a variety of museums, galleries, artists and arts professionals to learn about careers in the visual and creative arts.

3. Portfolio Preparation – Instructors and the Education Director help students create, collect and present high-quality work, including an artist statement, in a polished, professional, and meaningful way.

4. Individual Support – Arts and education professionals guide students through their artistic development, college and internships applications, and throughout the college experience.

5. Financial Assistance – Qualifying students receive tuition scholarships, free materials, and assistance with art supplies while enrolled in college.

Who is eligible?

Students 13-18 years old. 

Youth Scholarships

If a student qualifies for free or reduced lunches, classes and participation in the Jump Start Program are free.  Must pre-register with education coordinator prior to first class.

Contact

Jayne Hughes, Education Director for more information or to schedule an interview.
education@buffaloartsstudio.org
716.833.4450×11

Want to see more of our Jump Start Students in action? Check out our Facebook page.

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