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February 2010
Dear Starting Artists Family,

2010 is off to a great start here at Starting Artists.  This past month, we were thrilled to reopen our doors to our students at the Afterschool Program and begin exciting and creative new projects.  Here's what to look forward to in February!

Winter Arts Intensive: Careers in the Creative Sector

FebArtsIn this 3-day crash course, students ages 12-19 will learn from creative professionals and master hands-on techniques from arts educators to explore careers such as product design, graphic design, photography,  & more! 

As always, this Intensive includes lunch every day, open studio time, and access & guidance to all SA supplies, including digital cameras!

When: Tuesday, February 16 - Thursday, February 18
            11am - 5pm
Cost: $125.00 per student*
Apply: In person at 211 Smith St, BKLYN, or online.

Learn more or apply online here!

*Some internships, scholarships, and discounts for siblings available!
Brooklyn Indie Market comes to SA!

Bklyn Indie MarketThis Valentine's Day, SA is teaming up with Brooklyn Indie Market and The {newnew} to host "A Valentine Fling: A day of fun, flirting and handmade shopping on Smith Street."  Come to SA to browse through the wares of local designers and artists (including SA students!).  SA students and volunteers will lead family-friendly arts activities while parents shop.  Pick up a little something for that special someone in your life...or for yourself! 

Date: Saturday, February 13, 2010
Time: 10am - 6pm
Admission: Free!

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Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

ScholasticEntryThis year, 11 Starting Artists students entered the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards!  After a special Starting Artists week from January 4-8 where students and staff prepared their artworks, our students entered nearly 70 polished pieces into the competition, including digital photos, digital art, films, animations, and interior design. 

SA students also created a stop-motion animation entry for the Human Rights Watch Film Festival student competition.  You can view their work on our Student Gallery page.  Fingers crossed for everyone! 

Congratulations to Adam, Alicia, Chandani, Chloe, Duncan, Julia, Justice, Jauhara, Keyanna, Lily, Lizzie, Natalia, Rochelle, and Sapphire!
Reminder to use
GoodSearchDid you know that you can make a contribution to SA every time you search for something online - and never have to pay a dime?  It's as simple as using!  GoodSearch is a powerful search engine that makes a donation to your designated cause every time you use it.  So please, make it your homepage or download the new GoodSearch toolbar today.

P.S.  You can also GoodShop many of your favorite stores, including Amazon, Apple & iTunes, Office Depot, Target, and many more!  You get special coupons and insider deals while Starting Artists receives a portion of the sale as a donation.
Thanks for reading and supporting Starting Artists, Inc.!

Take care,
Marisa & Lacey