News and Notes from The Johnson Center

The Be An Artist Program and The Johnson Center team up to offer summer camp options

JCCHD | Fri, June 29, 2012 | [Community][Events][Sibling Spotlight]

The Be An Artist Program

“The Be An Artist Program seeks to encourage and explore the untapped inner artist in all of us. By guiding people to recognize their innate creative abilities, it inspires the pursuit of an enriched, productive life.”

The mission statement of The Be An Artist Program, run by singer-songwriter Darden Smith, clearly articulates the reason why Darden is such a gifted storyteller. A successful and respected musician, he describes the method of the program as simple: kids, him and a guitar, and creativity.

He engages with each student to help each them discover their own inner artist. Darden encourages taking leaps to try things you might never have done, and shows how rewarding that can be. As he often says, “You’re creative, you’re full of ideas, and you can do anything you want to do.”

Darden Smith & audienceWith over 10,000 students participating in The Be An Artist Program since 2003, Darden is experienced in recognizing and encouraging innate creativity. By tailoring each program to fit the background of the group, he enables a unique experience with each program. Darden and the Be An Artist Program create opportunities to teach our children new ways to express themselves.

The Johnson Center is looking forward to welcoming Darden and The Be An Artist Program to our summer camps and programs. We will be incorporating it into our Friendship Camp, a social skills camp for 1st to 3rd graders on the autism spectrum, as well as our Sib Camp, a special camp for siblings of children with autism ages 8 to 12. If you are interested in learning more about our 2012 summer camps and programs please contact us at 512-732-8400 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).