FYCC at SFO: I Design My Identity

Students who participate in GLIDE’s Family Youth and Childcare Center‘s (FYCC) Childcare and After School Program have contributed their own masterpieces to an exhibit entitled “I Design My Identity” on display now at The San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

Thousands of people traveling through SFO for the holidays and collecting their belongings in the baggage claim area of Terminal 1 will have a chance to experience the artistic creations of our FYCC children. The SFO Museum was created in 1980 and has included a diverse range of work to provide an educational and cultural experience for more than 40 million travelers every year. FYCC’s contribution will give unique insight into the lives of children in the Tenderloin.

The exhibit will feature original works of art, one from each participating student, about 100 in total. Students used a method known as serigraphy, or screen printing, to transfer their original works onto t-shirts. FYCC Creative Arts Lead Teacher, Candice Jacobs, shares the inspiration behind the project, “Fusing my expertise in apparel, textiles, art and design with a youth art project themed on identity is ideal for me as an educator who integrates literacy, life skills and inspiration.”

In a time when budget cuts have brought an end to art programs in many schools, FYCC is proud to be able to continue to empower kids through creative expression.

The exhibit will be on display from December 2012 through January 2013. To find out more about the exhibit, click here.

Check out photos of the kids in action:

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