Student Studio is an after-school program run by university students that brings art education to [...]Boston public schools and community centers, especially to those who would not otherwise have access. Through fun and entertaining art lessons, we hope to encourage and promote the importance of art in today’s world.
Student Studio is about more than arts and crafts. It’s an outlet for creative expression and cultural experience for the children and college students that participate. This program provides University volunteers the opportunity to form mentoring relationships with their students while learning about art history and developing creative thinking and artistic skills. It also gives BU volunteers the chance to truly get involved with the Boston community and take a step outside the classroom to learn about the people, places, and culture of our city.
Volunteers do not need to have a background in art. They just need to love kids, want to be a role model and have a wish to make a difference!
The program was founded in 2006. Currently Student Studio works with 9 after-school programs. As a result of increasing demand, Student Studio continues to seek opportunities for expansion for next semester and the years to come . Each week a group of 4 – 5 students travels to one of our partner sites and spends a total of 2 -3 hours including transportation time. The program provides all necessary materials so students do not need to worry about the expense of participating.