Arts in My Backyard (AIMBY) brings arts educators and their programs to the Council, providing exposure for partner organizations as well as opportunities for youth and families to engage with the visual arts, dance, drama and music in Lake Worth. AIMBY maintains the following objectives: ongoing afterschool arts classes in the Council’s headquarters, transportation-funded field trips to the Council’s galleries and monthly intergenerational Family Saturday events.
Families are invited to discover the arts together, working side by side, as they connect, create memories and acquire new skills through visual art, dance, drama and music.
This intergenerational series of workshops takes place at the Cultural Council in downtown Lake Worth and is open to all ages. Family Saturdays are free and open to the public, but advance registration is encouraged as spots are limited.
Upcoming Family Saturdays
October 7, 2017
In Partnership with LULA Lake Worth Arts
He’s back! Join one of Lake Worth’s most in-demand arts educators, Jose Mendez (a.k.a. R.Dot), and create an original Mexican sugar skull. Sugar skulls, known in Spanish as ‘calaverita,’ is traditionally made of sugar or clay and placed on the altars of a deceased loved one for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) or given to children as treats.
Participants will use spray paint with a variety of techniques to create an original sugar skull on canvas. *Supplies are limited; advance registration is required.RSVP Online
November 11, 2017
In Partnership with Maryann Payne and MAP Dance
Join Maryann Arnita Payne and MAP Dance for a creative and friendly family experience. In this two-part workshop participants will be introduced to the basic principles of dance and painting through explorations in shape, space and rhythm. Part 1 of the workshop will include a short performance by Ms. Payne with the opportunity to move and dance with her to a variety of music. Part 2 will incorporate movement and music with gestures and watercolor painting. No previous experience in dance or art is required. All ages are welcome.