K-5 After School Program

Since 2001, OFFCenter has offered complementary after-school art programming for neighborhood, low-income, Title 1 elementary schools in a variety of locations. Our longest standing relationship has been with Reginald Chavez Elementary in Albuquerque’s Old Town area, bringing a variety of creative, including recycled/repurposed art making techniques once a week to K-5 children. We partner with Southwestern College in Santa Fe and UNM’s College of Educational Specialties in Art Education to provide a service-learning environment for graduate students in Art Therapy/Counseling or Art Education.  Masters candidates in these programs facilitate weekly art techniques ~30 weeks each year giving K-5 children unique art making experiences after-school.