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Become a creative mentor with Art Buddies

Art Buddies
Doug Knutson of Knutson Photography, Inc.
Chantrelle, age nine, and her art buddy Emily Forbes

Art Buddies — an after-school program that pairs creative, inventive young professionals with gifted children from low-income families — is looking for volunteers for its spring 2012 session.

Art Buddies work one-on-one with children to create a fanciful costume and journal, get photographed by professional photographers and celebrate in an exciting parade.

Help a child discover the joy of imagination, originality and self-expressionwhile working side-by-side with other young creatives from fields like advertising, design and architecture.

The spring session of Art Buddies starts in April and runs for six weeks. Afternoon programs will take place at two Minneapolis locations: Whittier Recreation Center and Bancroft Elementary School.

Apply to be an art buddy. Volunteer applications are due by Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2012.

For more information on Art Buddies, contact program director Stephanie Vagle: 651-222-2354 or artbuddies [at] comcast [dot] net.

Art Buddies at Whittier Recreation Center
Time: 3:30–5:45 p.m.
Dates: Six Thursdays: Apr. 12, 19, 26 and May 3, 10, 17 
Place: Whittier Recreation Ctr., 425 W. 26th St., Mpls., MN 55408

Art Buddies at Bancroft Elementary School
Time: 2:45–5 p.m.
Dates: Six Tuesdays: Apr. 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 8, 15 
Place: Bancroft Elementary School, 1315 E. 38th St., Mpls., MN 55407

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