|The ongoing Young@Art Summer Workshop at Omolayo Gallery, City Mall, Onikan, Lagos.|
Ending in September when the children go back to school, the project was initiated in 2002 by Biodun Omolayo to fill what the founder described as the gaps left by conventional schools, (both primary and tertiary) in making sure that Visual Art becomes a subject that everyone is takes part in, irrespective of a child's future
Though the program runs round the year from January to December, but the summer edition, Omolayo said, is the most popular with a large turn out of children and young adults from ages 4 to 19.
"This 14th edition is Focusing on Plastic Pollution in most environments of the world especially our waters", Omolayo stated. "So the whole project for this summer is about recycling, reusing and reducing the plastics".
Ending the whole summer program "is an exhibition of the items produced, which will be sold, so that the children can make money from their creativity".
On the mission of Young@Art, Omolayo stated: "We believe that creativity is problem solving and the more problems you solve in quantity and quality, the more money you will make".