Next summer, I plan to start a one week long summer art program for kids ages eight to twelve in my town. My school system for elementary and high school does not put enough money towards programs for the arts. As a current freshman at the State University of New Paltz working towards my Art Education degree, I would like to bring some of what I learn to the youth of my town. I would post flyers and advertise at the elementary and Jr. High at my school for my program. I could possibly take fifteen to twenty children and the program would be for two and a half hours for five days. Each day we would do a new project working with different materials such as ceramics, printmaking, and glass mosaics to create five finished projects. Design elements would be incorporated into each project. I would hire another worker to help me with the projects and to make sure each child is safe and supervised. Snacks would be provided during this time and fun and creativity would be greatly encouraged.