MALOOF TEEN ADVISORS PROGRAM AT THE MALOOF
DESIGNING / TESTING PROJECTS
Maloof Teen Advisors test an art project for AN UPCOMING elementary school LESSON
GOALS FOR MALOOF TEEN ADVISORS
1. Expose students to art, the local art community as well as the story of Sam Maloof and his legacy.
2. Assist students in realizing the importance of being active members in the community through education
3. Provide the opportunity to grow as individuals and learn about the arts and how they can play a role in students' lives
Maloof Teens experienced some excitement and challenges of the creative process
MTAs share their knowledge with other high schoolers through discussions and tours of the house! Architecture, art and creatively landscaped grounds reveal the vision of Sam and Alfreda.
BENEFITS OF OUR PROGRAM:
1. Community service hours for a variety of projects
2. Public speaking and networking skills
3. Place to learn about and create arts and crafts
4. Work behind the scenes in a museum environment
5. Potential paid internship opportunities
In 2010, the Museum began the “My Point of View/Mi Punto de Vista” program to serve high school students of the Chaffey Joint Union High School District as they explored the Museum’s Mexican Folk Art Collection within the historic home. Students not only learned about the artists and history behind the artwork, but also learned how to give tours of the home to other students. Participants, known as Maloof Teen Advisors, (MTAs) soon became intrigued by the rest of the Maloof’s collection, including original Maloof furniture and other artwork. Maloof Teens began to organize field trips for their CJUSD classes so more students could discover the Maloof Collection. In 2014, The Maloof began to offer summer internships for graduating high school seniors to give them an opportunity to work on specific projects leading MTA’s and working with the Maloof Education Team.
During regular meeting times outside of COVID-19, Maloof Teens meet weekly to learn about the Maloof home and story, go behind the scenes to aid in ongoing projects, create thematic tours for public events and programs, and test and develop lessons to help the Education Team. Today, these programs are for elementary schoolers in the IB program of the Ontario-Montclair School District. We continue to work remotely during COVID-19, planning and presenting activities over social media and Zoom! Over the past 11 years, Maloof Teens have had the opportunity to collaborate with other area organizations, including American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA) and Bright Prospect in Pomona, the Boys and Girls Club of San Bernardino, the Chino Basin Water Conservation District, and Project ARTstART, through the Claremont Museum of Art.
Art is for all ages! The Maloof Education team provides elementary school children with interesting and engaging activities that make learning fun!
Connect with Us
Interested in getting involved? We continue to work on independent projects, and plan to resume an in-person program when conditions permit in 2021.
Contact Maloof Youth and Education Projects Coordinator,
Lauren Verdugo at email@example.com
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