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Suzanne Joyal

San Rafael, CA

I work with YIA because: We believe that differences are beautiful, and that students of all abilities and backgrounds deserve an education in the arts. We celebrate young people as artists, knowing the arts bring joy to human lives. We believe in empowering youth to share their stories and express their beliefs freely and effectively through music, dance, visual arts, theater and new media. We believe in ARTISTS of all ages, endorsing a mentorship approach to arts education that connects students with professional working artists, skilled in their art forms and effective in their teaching.

I am a painter, a sculptor, and an arts educator, working with children in Marin County through Youth in Arts. I utilize paint and old books and paper to create mixed media sculpture and paintings where the viewer is asked to look closely to find the texture and beauty hiding within. Youth in Arts builds visual and performing arts skills through innovative and in-depth programs that foster confidence, compassion and resilience in students of all abilities. We develop capacity among educators and teaching artists, advocate for equitable access to arts education and offer opportunities for youth to share their creative voices.

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