Oakwood Kids Make Art! (OKMA!) is a free drop-in after-school studio arts program for first through eighth grade students (15-20 kids per session). OKMA is open every Thursday afternoon from 2:30 to 5:30, from September through June, following the Troy school schedule.
The chief goal of OKMA is to bring the experience of high quality art education to all children, regardless of income, ability, race, religion, language, or culture. The arts programming is a combination of child-directed centers (such as painting, stenciling, beading, collage, sculpture) and instructor-led projects.
This project is made possible in part through a Community Arts Grant, a program funded by The Arts Center of the Capital Region through the New York State Council on the Arts. The program is led by an art professor from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute who has nearly a decade of experience teaching in public school art programs.
For news and updates, see the OKMA! Facebook page.