Program Highlight Video
Student Art Buying Program
What is the Student Art Buying Program:
Students explore the world of art in a classroom module that culminates in a hands on art buying experience at the world renowned Cherry Creek Arts Festival. Through the program, students learn and practice valuable skills such as teamwork, negotiation, art appreciation, art-buying, public speaking, and more. Due to COVID-19, participating students and schools will engage with professional artists virtually through their art buying experience.
This unique opportunity features:
- Each participating school will receive an in-class Study Guide and lesson plan with curriculum and exercises to help students understand and appreciate art as more than a personal preference, but also as a reflection of culture and as a business. Teachers and students are encouraged to include the entire student body in exploring what kind of art would be appropriate and appreciated in their building.
- Schools are then invited to select three students to represent their student body.
- These young ARTrepreneurs will be given a budget to select and purchase art for permanent installation in their school. All participating schools will visit our exhibiting artist page here: https://cherrycreekartsfestival.org/exhibiting-artists/ and select their top three artist choices.
- Students will then engage with their chosen artists through virtual studio tours allowing them the first hand experience of exploring the entire art making process from start to finish!