When the ArtVan rolls into a neighborhood, the excitement is palpable. The ArtVan staff honk the horn to alert youth that the program is about to start. After unloading materials, the staff perform a warm-up activity to check in with participants and they review the rules of respect. Then, the art project for the day is described.
The staff facilitates the youth artists’ brainstorming process by suggesting art techniques and interacting with artists on an individual level. The session concludes with a collective clean up effort, and artists take their masterpieces home.