Public Art Commission

Virtual Youth Programming

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Aurora Public Art will host regular virtual youth programming for students who are sheltering in place amid COVID-19 cancellations and closures. All sessions are free and open to the public. Programming will begin Monday, June 8.

Programming will include sessions across many artistic media. Drawing, Painting, Music, Dance, Drama, and Culinary Arts are among the many offerings. Aurora Public Art will partner with other organizations to produce some of the content. For example, a weekly draw-along session will feature animals from Phillips Park Zoo. Other partnerships include poetry workshops with Aurora’s Poet Laureate and Deputy Laureates. Chefs from area restaurants will provide cooking demonstrations.

Programs will be broadcast on Facebook Live. Sessions will also be available on Aurora Public Art’s YouTube page. Students who are unable to access these sites on school devices may join via Zoom. Please send an email to [email protected] to get access codes for Zoom sessions. Otherwise, tune in to Aurora Public Art’s Facebook or YouTube pages!

This Weeks Sessions

Musical Monday: Dance Lesson with Simply Destinee

  • Aurora’s Simply Destinee will teach a dance routine. 
  • Monday, July 13 at 1:00 p.m. 
  • Sponsored by: Aurora Noon Rotary

Painting with Fisk

  • Erik Garcia (@FISKCREATIONS) will teach us how to paint something exciting.  
  • Suggested materials: Spray paint
  • Tuesday, July 14 at 1:00 p.m. 
  • Sponsored by: Aurora Noon Rotary

Photo Transfers with Gel Medium with Alfredo Castil

  • Apply photographic effects to your paintings by transferring photocopies (or laser prints) with gel medium. 
  • Suggested materials: Gel medium, a wide brush, a painting on canvas or board, spray bottle with water, and a laser printer or photocopier. 
  • Wednesday, July 15 at 1:00 p.m. 
  • Sponsored by: Aurora Noon Rotary

Phillips Park Zoo Animal Draw-Along featuring Jen Keller

  • Learn to draw an alpaca from the Phillips Park Zoo.
  • Suggested materials: Pencil, eraser, and paper. 
  • Thursday, July 16 at 1:00 p.m. 
  • Sponsored by: Aurora Noon Rotary

Foodie Friday: A Culinary Demonstration with Chef Tierra Hope

  • Chef Tierra Hope shows us how to make something delicious. 
  • Friday, July 17 at 1:00 p.m. 
  • Sponsored by: We Vibe to Vibe 


Summer Art Support

Aurora Public Art’s Summer Programming is still seeking sponsors and instructors.

Call for Artists to Lead Video Sessions

Calling All ArtistsArtists interested in providing virtual content are encouraged to submit an application at https://bit.ly/summer_artists





Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor CallSponsorship opportunities are available at https://bit.ly/summer_sponsors