Did you know the Austin Police Department has a free month long leadership camp for middle school students each June? This is just one of the outreach programs from the APD Office of Community Liaison. They're the same folks who operate National Night Out, Operation Blue Santa and at least 10 other APD outreach programs.
It's our 4th year bringing art to the Austin Police Department Youth Leadership Program. Each year we bring local artists to lead art projects with the 120 middle school student enrolled in the program. We have another stellar art curriculum planned for 2019. Today was the first day.
Jet Baker taught his famous Tie Died Watercolors technique. Students were able to make 4 or more paintings giving them the opportunity to practice the technique. We'll be using our tie dyed paper in another art project next week.
Painting by Students of APD's Youth Program Displayed in Austin City Hall All Year