As an Art Buddies mentor, you’ll work one-one-one with a child, inspiring them to build confidence and dreams.
You'll help your child realize the power of creativity and self-expression, and the fun of working closely with a creative person like you.
Watch our video clip to see Art Buddies in action.
You can also scroll through the images below to read stories from past Art Buddies mentors.
Meet your child after school
Art Buddies is an after-school program at partner schools in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
As an Art Buddy, you’ll work one-one-one with a 3rd-5th grade student (ages 8-11) alongside other volunteers and their buddies once a week for 7 to 10 weeks, depending on the school schedule.
Work together to create an imaginatively unique costume, something your child may have never thought possible.
Inspire your child with our huge collection of art supplies, including fur, feathers, fake jewels and all sorts of creative stuff. Plus, journal your ideas and experience together in a Buddy Book that your child will get to keep along with their costume.