These initiatives help young people enhance self-expression and creativity, develop multicultural appreciation, provide exposure to and develop skills in crafts, visual, performing and literary arts.
Digital Arts Suite and Festivals
The Digital Arts Suite teaches members ages 6 – 18 how to create computer-generated art. In each of five programs (Web Tech, Design Tech, Photo Tech, Music Tech and Movie Tech), members advance through three levels of animated lessons online (delivered in English or Spanish) and participate in instructor-led group activities. Club members ages 10 – 18 are invited to submit their artwork to the annual Digital Arts Festivals, which celebrate Club members’ creativity in web design, graphic design, photo illustration, music composition and movie making/screenplay writing.
ImageMakers: National Photography Program
This comprehensive photography program encourages girls and boys to learn and practice photography, expressing themselves in creative and innovative ways. The national initiative delivers a state-of-the-art photography curriculum, provides photographic resources and opportunities for Club members to compete on a national level. ImageMakers provides local, regional and national recognition through an annual photography contest. Winning photos will be displayed nationwide at museums as well as at BGCA’s annual National Conference.
National Fine Arts Exhibit
Encouraging creativity through a variety of media, the National Fine Arts Exhibit is made up of local, regional and national exhibits. Young people are encouraged to create artwork in any of the following categories: monochromatic drawing, multicolored drawing, pastels, water color, oil or acrylic, printmaking, mixed media, collage and sculpture.