Canco Park and Mana Children’s Art Class

March 9–April 6, 2019

Mana Contemporary
888 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Open to children aged 6–12

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Canco Park and Mana Children’s Art Class

Canco Park Conservancy presents children’s art classes at Mana Contemporary. Each class will immerse children aged 6–12 in a professional creative environment, helping them to express themselves both visually and verbally. The classes are taught by Gabriel Pacheco, a professional artist and educator, and aim to foster creativity and community.

Students will work individually and in groups, using art in the galleries, studios, and hallways of Mana Contemporary as inspiration. They will be instructed in various techniques, and each class will end with a critique conducted by the students themselves.

About Canco Park Conservancy 501(c)3
The mission of Canco Park Conservancy (CPC) is to restore, beautify, and maintain Canco Park, complementing the efforts of the Jersey City Department of Parks and Recreation. Our goal is to enhance the public’s enjoyment and involvement in the park as a passive space, and as a cultural and educational facility. The Conservancy organizes volunteers to execute its projects and sponsors community events that are open to all to enhance the quality of life among park users and residents of Jersey City, New Jersey. Canco Park is located at 70 Dey Street, Jersey City, NJ 07306. (Follow Canco Park on Facebook)

About Gabriel Pacheco
Gabriel Pacheco is a mixed-media artist whose work is informed by cultural identity, the practice of self-definition, and our relationship to the natural world. In 2011, Pacheco established Pacheco’s Aprons, a Saturday morning art class for children in New York City and Jersey City, and in 2013, he received the Citation Award from the City of Jersey City in recognition of his efforts. Pacheco is an artist and educator who works for the New York Board of Education and Archdiocese of New York, and for independent organizations including Rush Arts Gallery and Caribbean Culture Center African Diaspora Institute.  

Photo: Courtesy of Dawn Giambalvo