Connecting Creative Mentors to Children In Need
Art Buddies is an in-school mentorship program designed to empower kids through hands-on art
Mentors are creatively-inclined adults who work one-on-one with a child during a hands-on after-school art class.
Learn how to apply to be an Art Buddies mentor.
Students in the Twin Cities
We partner with elementary schools in Minneapolis & St. Paul to host weekly after-school classes for students ages 8-11.
Our Art buddies help children realize the power of creativity and self-expression.
See what a difference our program makes.
How Art Buddies Works
Our mentors and students work together to create a custom DIY custom—but more importantly, to spark imagination and build confidence. With the help and guidance of their creative mentors, kids are able to explore their creativity and build something more ambitious than they ever thought possible.
Connect with your student every week for a period of 7-10 weeks
Create a costume using our huge collection of art supplies from fur to fake jewels
Celebrate your creation participate in a costume parade and professional photoshoot