The #MonsterArts for Youth (MAY) program is back for its fifth year with more workshop varieties than ever before. The program by MonstrARTity, a not-for-profit arts organization in Mississauga, sends professional artists into a variety of schools across Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon, at no cost to the schools. The focus of the MAY program is to build an all-inclusive environment for students from different backgrounds and transcend cultures while also highlighting the creativity of various South Asian art forms. The #MonsterArts for Youth program started in 2014, and continues to grow year after year, with this year’s expansion being that select schools in Markham will have the chance to take part in the program. The program has also added new artists to the roster to offer new workshop disciplines.
“Education and creativity in the classroom starts with inclusiveness and acceptance of all, no matter what age, gender, race or culture an individual identifies as or comes from,” says Executive Director of MonstrARTity, Vikas Kohli. “The MAY program promotes this very idea, and being in an area like the Peel region where we are so fortunate to have many different types of people blend together as one, makes this program paramount to our next generation’s development. We should be proud of how special the communities we live in are, and celebrate the variety of cultures we are able to learn from and are exposed to.”
Curated by professional artists, the #MonsterArts for Youth program is the perfect way to get kids excited about the arts and to learn about their own culture and the cultures of their classmates in a fun, approachable environment. Teachers looking to book a workshop with one of our world-class artists can visit http://www.monsterartsforyouth.com/.
For more information on the MAY program, or teachers who have questions about booking a workshop can contact MAY@monstrartity.com.