Thursday, January 03, 2013

School art program seeks donors.

Courtesy City of Milton

Monfort's Education Fund for Youth Art, a non-profit organization dedicated to building creative opportunities for all ages, is seeking donors for its recently launched "Art and Creative Club" after-school program.

Donors are needed to help fund a series of "student scholarships" for the program, which was recently piloted at Milton's Northwestern Middle School. In the pilot program a mural project was installed on a wall in Northwestern's sustainable garden. Classes were taught by Maureen Engle, a professional artist and painter with over 25 years of experience.

The project was inspired by Dr. John Bartlett, a science teacher at NMS who created the outdoor Permaculture classroom where the mural was installed.

The proposed 12-week program will meet once a week for 90 minutes. The plan is to move the program into each Milton school.

Cost is $250 per student. That cost covers research, development, instructor recruitment, concept development, instructor pay and basic supplies. All donations are tax deductible.

For more information, contact Dr. Ray Hoyum, Chairman and CEO of Monfort's Education Fund for Youth Art at 847-867-5146 or

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