Watch how PAMM’s teaching artists prepare art-making projects for PAMM in the Neighborhood, the museum’s free program that provides art experiences and education beyond PAMM’s walls to children at camps and community centers throughout Miami-Dade County.
PAMM in the Neighborhood is one of the many programs that make up the museum’s robust art education program, the largest outside the Miami-Dade County school system. Launched in 2003, with an initial participation of about 3,500 children, the program has now grown to serve nearly 8,000 children each summer. PAMM in the Neighborhood has won a national award for innovative programming in 2007, and is in the National Association of Counties data base as a model program.
This year’s art making theme is “Places and Faces”, and creating masks is one of the projects that the teaching artists will be doing with the children. The project is designed to be both internally and externally reflective in order to create dialogue and discussion. In addition, the children participating in the program will also be receiving art kits. These kits contain a sketchpad, pencils and markers, as well as some other creative materials that will enable the children to continue creating art at home for the rest of the summer!