DPS students at Edison Elementary School and Charles Wright Academy are learning to channel their inner artists through Art Road, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing art back into schools.
Founder Carol Hofgartner is on a mission to give back to the community by providing access to art in DPS. For the past eight years, Hofgartner and a team of volunteers have provided weekly art courses each Friday at Edison and Charles Wright.
Sponsors such as Mercedes Benz Financial Services and volunteers from Wayne State University and Cranbrook Academy of Art provide hands-on creative arts projects including painting, drawing, sculpting and more to give students the opportunity to experience many forms of art.
In January 2014, Art Road will expand to a third DPS building.
To learn more about the Art Road Program visit, http://www.artroadnonprofit.org./