Fine Arts, Workshops, Professional Development Trainings, Afterschool Programming and Performances
Shout It Out!!! Artist Workshop
“Shout It Out” is a music, creative writing and spoken word workshop/residency and interactive art experience designed for at-risk youth and adolescents to serve as an outlet for enhancing self-discovery and creative self-expression while also promoting social engagement and protective factors to help minimize or eliminate risk factors.
The Teaching Artist Perspective
Each workshop is different at facilities like Park Youth Ranch and Freedom Place because there is a new group of clients at each facility on every visit. Initially the participants are hesitant to engage but after the ice breaker and some creative writing activities, everyone shares their thoughts and show a willingness to participate to some degree in their own way. There are always some talented individuals that want to take the lead and usually ends up playing a key role with song writing and music production. This then leads to a song that we put into a complete video music production that we share on Youtube.
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Art and The Garden
I want to share with you two things I have an enormous passion for, my art and my container garden. Check out my latest YouTube series titled "Art and The Garden". I started in late May 2022 with a small area of the backyard. It has grown is a short period of time. This is a great learning experience that I can apply to managing a larger community garden. I'll keep you posted Fam.
"Let's Grow!!!" - Artist Joseph Dixon
Painting The Landscapes of Bayou Bend
A unique series of works created by artist Joseph Dixon while conducting live painting demonstrations during Family Days at The Museum Fine Arts Bayou Bend location.
Bayou Bend is the MFAH house museum for American decorative arts and paintings. Displayed in the former home of Houston civic leader and philanthropist Ima Hogg (1882–1975), the collection is one of the finest showcases of American furnishings, silver, ceramics, and paintings in the world. The house is situated on 14 acres of organically maintained gardens in Houston’s historic River Oaks