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Community Organization Spotlight: The Baum School of Art 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Baum School of Art, in partnership with Allentown’s Building 21, designed a new initiative to expose high school students to creative careers while developing their unique interests and talents, and creating an engaging learning environment. This novel approach runs over 6-8 weeks and features a combination of formal instruction, hands-on exploration, and study of professional works of art. It results in a quality art educational experience for students who may otherwise not have had the opportunity to attend the art school.

Building 21 students with an interest in art, design, and fashion can engage in opportunities to work with professional teaching artists both at their school and at The Baum School of Art. Students are encouraged to express their personal creativity, artistic ability, critical thinking skills, and self-confidence, as well as develop a sense of pride and accomplishment in their work.