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Locust Art Builders (The LAB) 2021: Network Not Found

Locust Projects is committed to nurturing the next generation of creatives with Locust Art Builders (LAB) Summer Art Intensive for teens. Now in its 11th year, LAB is a unique experience for high school students with an interest in art, design, and exploring creative careers.

This year, 30 selected students from 18 high schools across Miami-Dade County met on Zoom from July 7 to July 29 to learn about creative careers through workshops with professional artists – including Marie Vickles, Octavia Yearwood, Kelly Breez, Jen Stark, Dale Zine, and Paperwater. They also completed fast-paced art challenges, explored their creativity, developed ideas, practiced new skills, and dove right into the creative and practical aspects of completing a major, collaborative art project.

For this year's final project, students worked together to design a zine, collaborating on the theme, visuals, and text. And on Thursday, July 29, the last day of the program, they met at Locust Projects to install an exhibition, in conjunction with their zine, in Project Room II. The final result is on view now through August 7.

View the Locust Art Builders 2021 Zine here and the final report here.

Locust Art Builders 2021 recap and student testimonials!

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