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Creative educational series coming to Greenwood

NCLAC and the Black Creative Circle of North Louisiana (BCCNL) have combined our resources to offer four weeks of “workshops” based on the four areas of the BCCNL’s mission; literary, visual, performing, and culinary arts.

The free workshops, open to 13 to 17-year-old students, will be held at the Blue Gym, 1306 Cornell Avenue, where BCCNL artists Vitus Shell and Drek Davis will be also creating a community mural. Area children are encouraged to come and draw their ideas in chalk for the mural on the sidewalks around the building.

Workshops will be capped at 25 kids. Parents or guardians can sign them up online, or call 318-255-1450. Kids of all ages are welcome to help with the mural and sidewalk art.

During the Photography Workshop, kids will learn the basics of photography with professional photographer Michael LeBlanc, utilizing their own smartphones, or a digital camera will be loaned to them by NCLAC. This Workshop is scheduled for July 26 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

During the Literacy Workshop, kids will explore expressing themselves in written form with local artists and authors Jaulevia Potts and Jada Starks. This workshop is scheduled for August 2 and 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

During the Culinary Workshop, kids will learn healthy eating habits and how to make nutritious everyday alternative snacks, as well as learn about food security with Chefs Daniel Jackson and Jelarius Davis. This workshop is scheduled for August 9 and 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

During the Podcast Workshop, kids will learn how podcasts are made, and explore making their own with Darius Mamon. This workshop is scheduled for August 16 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The workshop series will culminate in a “Greenwood Community Day” celebration on September 17th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There we will unveil the mural, present a documentary-like film made by Mike LeBlanc of the workshop series and mural work, and share works made by the students with the public.