When you think of success, do you imagine a CEO, an inventor, a world leader, or even a renowned doctor? Do you picture something else? Although it isn't necessary for people in these professions to possess great drawing skills, what they all have in common is something far greater. The skills taught at 7 elements are deeper. Students are taught to be critical thinkers, innovators, and communicators. Our method is through immersing students in fine arts. A strong foundation of the 7 elements of art (line, shape, value, form, color, texture, and space) are instilled in our students as they begin discovering their own styles and passions. Located in mid-city Baton Rouge, 7 elements is a professional artist studio offering semesterly courses, camps, workshops, and private lessons in painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, darkroom photography, graphic design, and more. Many of our students are award-winning artists and are becoming accepted into Talented Arts programs/Fine Arts colleges. 7 elements puts people on a path of success. Are you ready to begin yours?
The Futures Fund is a STEM workforce development program designed with the mission to create digital, literary, visual, and music arts-entrepreneurial opportunities for youth 14-21 years old. It provides students with training in STEM and creative industries under the guidance of paid professionals and volunteers. Our Saturday training programs are research-driven, and based on best practices to prepare creative-minded youth for revenue-generating opportunities in their selected discipline.
The program is open to all students in middle and high school at no cost for low-moderate income households. Youth who enroll in the program attend every class for the eight-week program each semester to prepare for the year-end student showcase to the business community.
In addition to learning the hard skills in the digital and visual arts, such as coding and photography, Futures Fund students are exposed to critical 21st-century skills including critical thinking, problem-solving, and money management. These are the competencies needed for one to succeed; these are also the skills employers say are now severely lacking among graduates.
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Saturday/Sunday - CLOSED
Monday - Friday 5:30 AM - Late
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY)
Sunday - CLOSED