Cultivating Creativity

Popelka Trenchard Glass held a workshop at their studio in Sturgeon Bay as part of last year’s ETC program.

The Hardy Gallery is looking for artists and individuals with a desire to work with local youth ages 14-18 years to be part of the 2013-2014 ETC (Exposure to Creativity) program beginning this February.

They are looking for artists and individuals, either active or retired, who have a sincere interest in working with and furthering the creative development of local youth through a specific interest area in the visual, performing or literary arts.

The program is based on student interest so program administrators are looking to match the needs of the students with the creative resources available in our community. Please note, The Hardy is proud of the fact that this program also supports the artists financially – this is a paid teaching opportunity.

The Hardy’s ETC Program, which is coordinated and executed collaboratively with Friends of Gibraltar (FOG), was launched during in 2007-8 and is a multifaceted arts education program created for high school youth to explore the arts. Components of the program include two free, half-day arts-focused workshops for all 200-plus Gibraltar High School students held at the school and outlying artists’ studios; a subsequent out-of-school arts mentor program aimed at personal development where artists and creative professionals partner with local youth in areas of mutual creative interest; and the ongoing development of a database of local artists and creative professionals.

Specific workshop dates are scheduled for Feb. 6 and 20 with a snow date scheduled for Feb. 27. For more information about the program call 920.854.2210, email [email protected] or visit